Maddux Should Be A Unanimous HOFer

My Dec. 31, 2013, column from CBS Chicago

Cubs Jenkins Maddux baseball(CBS) Come next week, Greg Maddux will make the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. But he almost certainly won’t make it in the way he should.

And, no, I’m not talking him sporting a Cubs cap on his plaque.

(Although that would certainly be nice.)

Rather, I’m talking about “Mad Dog” making the HOF unanimously.

Each year, Baseball Think Factory’s “Ballot Collecting Gizmo” tracks the Hall of Fame elections by collecting every ballot posted online by voters. As of this morning, the Gizmo had collected 80 full ballots – only 14 percent of the vote, mind you – but was projecting that Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio are all on track to make the Cooperstown cut, which will be officially announced on Jan. 8.

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