This year the Baseball Writer's Association of America failed to elect anybody to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was partially because some all time greats were linked to steroid use. The steroid issue, however, only partially explains why nobody was elected to the Hall of Fame.
Columnist George Will, who has written a number of excellent books on baseball, once stated that, "Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence." These days, it seems just the opposite.
Baseball fans now know the answer to the question about whether or not the very brightest stars of an era forever linked with performance enhancing drugs will pay the price in the form of Hall of Fame entry, or lack thereof.