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Peter Gammons has a strong take on Dan Le Batard turning over his Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin readers, arguing that the problem is that Deadspin people have never been to Cooperstown. (Some of us have, but OK, sure.) [The Real Cape]

ESPN statement on the Deadspin/Dan Le Batard ballot: "We respect and appreciate Dan’s opinions and passion about Hall of Fame voting. He received his vote while at the Miami Herald. We wouldn’t have advocated his voting approach, which we were just made aware of today." [ESPN]