What possibly shocks me more than Blyleven not getting in is the fact that Roberto Alomar didn't get in. Alomar, one of the best second basemen in baseball history, received 73.7% of the vote. Alomar didn't make the best decisions when he was playing, we all remember the infamous spitting incident, and I'm sure that had a lot to do with it because I don't see any other logical reason for him being left off of 142 ballots. In 17 seasons, he collected 2,724 hits, was elected to 12 straight All-Star games and won 10 Gold Gloves. If those don't scream "Hall of Fame," then I think I'm going to have to check myself into some sort of clinic.
How Andre Dawson was elected to the Hall of Fame before guys like Blyleven and Alomar (among several others) is beyond me. Dawson now has one of the lowest batting averages and the lowest on-base percentage amongst any Hall of Fame outfielder.
It's become hard for me to even care about the Hall of Fame. I mean, how does someone justify voting for David Segui or Pat Hentgen?