MLB Hall of Fame and the steroids era
By Bill Smith
A lot of old timers are going to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the next few years. That is not necessarily because the older players are more deserving than they used to be. For the most part, they have done very little to enhance or hurt their chances since they left the game. The problem is that the HOF voters are obviously unclear about which of the drug era players has or has not taken steroids.
Given the most recent events with the perjury case against Bobby Bonds, even that case has degenerated into one of who knew what and when did they know it. Now according to the New York Times, the government has discovered a urine sample from Bonds from 1983 that shows performance enhancing drugs. Any case that depends on urine from 1983 smells pretty rancid by 2009. The he said she said is never going to accomplish the goal of getting the support of the fans. It is also not doing anything to stop … Read more at FryingPanSports