Baseball has done a good job of dealing with the steroid issue, largely they have done this by just avoiding the question and problem almost exclusively. There were inquires, Congressional hearings and much more. The reports are out, the words have been spoken and now there are a few players that are up for vote to enter the Hall of Fame.
It is now the BBWAA, Baseball Writers Association of America, to sort out all the sordid details of many players now to become eligible for entrance into the Hall of Fame and what they will do about it is anyone’s guess. There were no rules laid down by the MLB in reference to this, and it’s every writer for themselves, as they try to settle the question that a lot of fans have some opinions about. Some are for certain players, and some are against the notion that players that have used steroids to a large extent, are now up for election to the Hall.
Curt Schilling, who is on the ballot, feels that the ‘big 3’ on the ballot Barry Bonds, Roger Clemons, and Sammy Sosa, should not be voted for in the vote for the Hall of Fame. Schilling gave his comments to ESPN, who he works as an analyst for. He went on to say that he was proud that his numbers were earned in a steroid free way, and were all earned without cheating. He said also that it would be interesting to see what happens with this vote.
The winners, who must receive at least 75 percent of the vote to make it, will be announced on January 9th, 2013.
Here’s the entire list of this year’s nominees:
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