Monday, November 26, 2012

2013 Baseball Hall Of Fame Nominees: Year Of Steroids?

The baseball writers have many players to choose from for the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Class.  Among others are:
Jack Morris
Jeff Bagwell
Lee Smith
Don Mattingly
 Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Craig Biggiao.
Then you have some players who have had some serious problems with steroids or others with ethical problems but great careers:
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Sammy Sosa
Mark McGwire
If steroids were not involved with McGwire, Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, it would be a no brainer that they belong in the Hall of Fame.
But because they were accused of using steroids, a legal substance that was not banned when they were playing, they may not get into the Hall of Fame.
The argument for them getting into the HOF is that it still takes talent to hit a baseball that is thrown 100 mph and dancing all the way into the catcher's mitt and they still had to field the baseball, when out playing defense (unless they were a designated hitter).  The players also played for a long time and had productive careers.
The argument against them getting them into the HOF: Steroids and they cheated their way through their careers and they were able to extend their playing time because of steroids.
So, should Bonds, McGwire, Sosa and Clemens be voted in to the Hall of Fame?  You make the call on the poll.


  1. Is there a point in having a Hall of Fame without Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, or Sammy Sosa?