2006 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot
Evan Brunell -
Fire Brand of the American League

1. Jim Rice - He was the most dominating hitter of his time. In this day and age of steroid speculation, it's time to start
appreciating what people 'way back when' did. The criteria for Hall inclusion is ten years. Not twenty, ten. He had twelve strong
years. He belongs. Why penalize him for being churlish to the media? The Hall is about baseball aptitude, not social aptitude.

2. Bert Blyleven - It's extraordinary how many games he pitched in (692) and how low his era was (3.31) and that he only
ended up with a 287-250 record. He could have easily ended up with a 300-win season with any luck.