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There are 33 players eligible to be selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5. This year the steroid issue intensified even more and more and more it is affecting how the votes are cast. Whereas Hall of Fame votes used to center on stats now there is a lot more to consider and a lot of it in the murky depths of speculation. While some players should never be in the hall in my opinion, still others shouldn’t be kept out just on the “taint” alone of when they played and the possibility that they may have used steroids.
Jeff Bagwell immediately comes to mind. A member of the... (more)
Mark McGwire will never be in the Baseball Hall of Fame because 1.) He took steroids and 2.) He wasn't honest about it. People as a rule are a pretty forgiving bunch. We forgive crooked politicians, philandering celebrities, drug-riddled athletes and all sorts of crimes committed by people in the news. But, if you aren't honest and contrite after being caught or exposed for a wrongdoing, folks will hold it against you for life. Some prime examples of this are Pete Rose, O.J. Simpson and Richard Nixon. Pete Rose lied about gambling until he thought he had a shot at being in the Hall of Fame... (more)
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