You hate to hand out any compliment to one of the most hated groups in America. No, not Congress.

America's sportswriters.

But they got it right with the Hall of Fame voting this year.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas.

Who can argue with that trio?

Each belongs. None were tarnished by steroid accusations or such scandals.

As for Bonds, Sosa and the other cheaters?

Keep the bums out.

The writers got it right.

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