Last year, Bert Blyleven, the former Twins right-hander whose Hall of Fame candidacy was long a cause among the stathead community, got into Cooperstown on his 14th ballot. But was it really a triumph of rational thinking or merely the product of a different kind of irrationality? We revisit what we wrote then and test our hypothesis against the growing repository of public HOF ballots. Originally published Jan. 6, 2011.
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