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06:24 AM on 01/10/2013
Maybe someone should create the "Steroids and Other Cheaters Hall of Fame" for ALL of those athletes that prospered (and have fallen) from the use of steroids, other drugs, betting, and whatever other conduct these self-righteous sports writers may find objectionable.
06:18 AM on 01/10/2013
The power of the pen how sweet it is .
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06:16 AM on 01/10/2013
I think the vote should be in the hands of the men that's already in the hall of fame not the writers
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Parade Keegan
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07:11 AM on 01/10/2013
I think both.
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Bhokara
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05:12 AM on 01/10/2013
This is outstanding! None of the steroid and PED players should EVER get in the Hall. It would be a disgrace to all the great players who got there honestly through hard work, dedication and skill. Bonds, Clemens, Palmiero, Sosa, A-Rod, and the other cheaters belong with Pete Rose, on the outside of Cooperstown, looking in.
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06:08 AM on 01/10/2013
Pete Rose did steroids, I thought his was gambling? And did baseball prove that he bet on his games or even on baseball. You forgot Manny Big Papi Braun.
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Bhokara
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06:34 AM on 01/10/2013
Yeah, Rose was a gambler. He admitted it. Baseball has had zero tolerance for gambling activity since the days of Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and should have the same for PEDs.
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04:56 AM on 01/10/2013
I hope a new commissioner implements aluminum bats - so we can finally say goodbye to the steroid era, and move to the 'chicks dig the long ball' era.

And think of all the trees we would save.
09:23 AM on 01/10/2013
MLB will never allow aluminum bats. The pitchers already stand in the most dangerous spot in the field. Baseballs 'jump' off of aluminum bats and thus give the pitchers no time to protect themselves.
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04:17 AM on 01/10/2013
So Biggio and Bagwell have to get hosed in the process, because some other guys messed up up. So all players from the so called "Steroid Era" can forget about getting in the Hall? Based on what; Innuendo, guilt by association or just plain "I don't like you"?
08:08 AM on 01/10/2013
Many people suspect Biggio but more so Bagwel..
tino2892
In the beginning was the Word
10:04 AM on 01/10/2013
I never heard Biggio's name come up....I can say people suspected Jeter too
04:07 AM on 01/10/2013
So tell me again how Craig Biggio, who epitomizes what the HOF voters claim to pursue in candidate charcteristics, missed the vote, or not even close. Is it shear laziness or lack of creativity that they are attempting to send a "message" re" this particular generation of players?
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Adam L Brinklow
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03:43 AM on 01/10/2013
Cheaters may prosper, but they rarely endure.
03:39 AM on 01/10/2013
Good! A vote for these clowns is an endorsement of steroids. They let in these guys and anyone in the future can get in - as long as they do steroids BEFORE they get caught/retire. Clear message to kids today by the writers - don't do steroids. Well done.
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Stevie Crudes
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04:36 AM on 01/10/2013
But how good would all those white hall of famers be if they let minorities play baseball with them? A vote for them was an endorsement of segregation.

Should our kids celebrate athletes who were part of a league that denied the participation others because of skin color? Hence allowing them to dominate the sport.
09:59 AM on 01/10/2013
To say the least, without segregation, the game would have been far better and the makeup of the HOF would be different.
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Beatlearl
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03:34 AM on 01/10/2013
This and the Heisman Trophy are meaning less and less to more people because of the way they are voted on.
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Bill Ding
03:24 AM on 01/10/2013
Get out of your sanctimonious stance on baseball or any other sport for that matter. After all, we are talking about a "game" which you could liken to a fantasy.......................unlike real daily life and day struggles to survive in a country that's on the brink.
04:09 AM on 01/10/2013
The brinkness of which you speak is exactly why so much import is placed in sports and their casts of characters. Pure escapeism.
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Stevie Crudes
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04:37 AM on 01/10/2013
Good one.
03:17 AM on 01/10/2013
As far as I'm concerned, until Pete Rose gets to be in Cooperstown, none of these guys should. Rose did illegal gambling, and was punished, by making his career in baseball end early. He could be a great manager right now, but no, that was not allowed, even after all this time.

These guys came to work day after day, and though I don't think they should have been prosecuted, the truth is that these people lied to everyone, their teammates, the owners, and the fans, everyday.

Rose has paid his price, and I think should be allowed in for his accomplishments, not removed because of his off-duty behavior. These guys should be kept out for a time, and then let in, but with special note on all of them, that direct comparisons with real sluggers, like Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Mickey Mantle, and Harmon Killebrew, is not possible, and nothing about their stats should imply superiority over those earlier greats.
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independendy
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02:55 AM on 01/10/2013
Can't wait for baseball season. This is definitely GREAT NEWS!
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independendy
micro-bios are people too, my friend.
02:50 AM on 01/10/2013
JUSTICE!
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02:41 AM on 01/10/2013
Why are performance enhancing drugs taboo, but performance enhancing surgeries accepted? How about anyone that has had Tommy John surgery or lasik eye surgery being eliminated from the vote? You could even make the case that many training techniques using modern technology violate the "even playing field" philosophy. It is foolishness to pretend that comparison can be made between players 50 years ago and today. But then it is just a game so playing games with the Hall of Fame should not be shocking.
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Adam L Brinklow
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03:46 AM on 01/10/2013
Lasik surgery corrects a documented medical condition. Since when is not having biceps the size of Easter hams a medical problem?
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04:12 AM on 01/10/2013
I notice you avoided the Tommy John example, but regarding the lasik, are you really defending the ability to correct vision to better than 20/20 with no glasses as equivalent to what was available to players 50 years ago?  Are you saying that lasik represents no advantage for a player today vs. one 50 years ago?  If "even playing field" is the criteria then shouldn't players today have to wear glasses instead of enhancement surgery?
04:03 AM on 01/10/2013
Anabolic steroids vs. Lasik/TJ surgery.

This might set the record for the worst comparison ever made in HuffPo comments.
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04:35 AM on 01/10/2013
Are you saying that Tommy John surgery does not make pitchers better than they ever were?  That pitchers don't have the surgery, even when there is no damage, just to get the rewards associated with it?  If Tommy John surgery does not enhance the performance of pitchers please post a reference to this so I can educate myself, to avoid bad comparisons in the future.
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Bhokara
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05:14 AM on 01/10/2013
Fanned.