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Dan Le Batard Revealed as Baseball HoF Voter Who Gave Deadspin His Ballot

2004 National Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend -  Induction Ceremonies - July 25, 2004 (Getty Images)

Now that the Baseball Hall of Vote inductees have been announced, the real secret can be revealed: which writer handed over his vote to Deadspin to let its readers decide?

Deadspin unmasked the identity of said journalist on Wednesday, and it's none other than longtime Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard. The results of the ballot, as chosen by Deadspin readers, can also be seen here.

Le Batard, who wanted to make clear that he received nothing in return for handing over his ballot to Deadspin, explained his reasoning behind the move:

I don't think I'm any more qualified to determine who is Hall of Fame-worthy than a fan who cares about and really knows baseball. In fact, many people analyzing baseball with advanced metrics outside of mainstream media are doing a better job than mainstream media, and have taught us some things in recent years when we were behind. In other words, just because we went to journalism school and covered a few games, just because accepted outlets gave us their platform and power, I don't think we should have the pulpit to ourselves in 2014 that way we did in 1936.

There's more to the explanation and it's worth reading over on the Deadspin post.

Now let's just sit back and watch the backbiting subtweets roll in:

[tweet https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/421002137859264513]

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