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Blue Belles
2003-12-01 04:56
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Headline at Dodgers.com:

Five Dodgers on Hall of Fame ballot

And the teaser begins:

Juan Samuel and Jim Eisenreich are making their first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot this year...

Now that's poetry.

The other three, by the way, are Steve Garvey, Tommy John and Fernando Valenzuela. You can make the best case for John, but even he should wait in line behind at least Bert Blyleven, Ryne Sandberg, Paul Molitor and Alan Trammell.

For a perspective on Garvey's candidacy, in which I point out that he was not in any given year the best hitter on the Dodgers, click here.

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