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The Ken Griffey, Jr. MLB HOF vote: Dunton is 100% irate

On January 1st, 2014, we found out that Greg Maddux made the Hall of Fame. He did it by earning 97.2% of the vote. This was a guy won four straight Cy Youngs with an ERA under 2.50 in every¬†one of those years and a WHIP UNDER ONE in two of those seasons, and he didn’t get 100% of the vote.

It made me so angry, that this blog was born. My first ever piece — Happy Freakin New Year from the Hall of Fame — was written and ever since then you have been following along with me and my mery band of writers.

The writer who has been with me the longest is not happy about the Griffey selection. While I have become numb to the fact that I simply don’t believe anyone will ever receive 100% of the votes, Dunton — our long-time golf analyst, fantasy football expert, and ACC basketball guru — is furious. Find out why as Dunton sounds off below.

Read on to see why Dunton is so upset

Why I did it: My IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

I have been a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America for two years. It is a way for internet writers to be part of a bigger whole, as they work towards the BBWAA without the grueling — and arguably outdated — requirements to become a member. It is basically an alliance of writers joined together to discuss and promote our one common interest: baseball.

We also vote. At season’s end we vote on the Awards (Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year), but we also vote on the Hall of Fame. I thought I would share who I voted for this year, and maybe give some insight why.

Keep reading to see my IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot