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Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, National Review) and Travis Waldron (Huffington Post)

On The Score, Travis says he would vote Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire into baseball’s Hall of Fame, while Michael explains why Cooperstown is still important to him. Why did Frank Thomas get elected while Mike Piazza did not? Travis is sick of the annual Hall of Fame/steroids debate, and Michael makes the case for the Hall as a brick-and-mortar institution. Turning to baseball’s latest scandal, Michael and Travis explore whether justice has been done in the Alex Rodriguez case. Plus: What role does the baseball players union want to play in all this?

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Recorded:Jan 13    Posted:Jan 14, 2014
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The Score | Jan 14, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Travis Waldron

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