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  • 11:58 AM ET  01.10
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So...The Hawk didn't get in again. There were 543 ballots cast and Dawson received 358 -- good for 65.9%. 50 votes shy of the required 75%. Personally, I think Hawk should be in, but I can understand some of the arguments against him (his low career OBP, his relatively short career). However...I don't get the Lee Smith snub at all. Jheri Curl Hall of Fame? Absolutely. Baseball Hall of Fame? Not yet. What accentuates the snub is that Goose Gossage -- a very good closer in his own right -- was the only player on the ballot to be elected this year. Goose received 231 more votes than…
  • 09:30 PM ET  01.06
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Roethlisberger Takes Blame for Playoff Loss, Fart (Pittsburgh, PA) - Fresh off a first-round playoff defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars - the second home loss to the Jaguars in four weeks - the Pittsburgh Steelers were down in the dumps Sunday. And no Steeler was dumping harder than quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "I have no excuses for my play out there. I stunk," Roethlisberger said at a Sunday morning press conference. "We tried to come back after I had crapped things up, but by the end of the fourth, I was gassed." But the stinking didn't end for…
  • 10:44 PM ET  01.04
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Prior Undergoes Shoulder Surgery - McDonald's Transfers Him from 15-day to 60-day Disabled List (Irving Park, IL) - If you ask the average baseball fan where Mark Prior is, you will probably get a muddled "I don't know." If you ask the average Cubs fan where Mark Prior is, you will either get an irate "who cares?" or a dispassionate "I think he's still rehabbing in extended spring training with the AAA club." But if you ask a resident of Irving Park in Northwest Chicago, you'll get a much more excited response: "That guy can sling a…

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