The Baseball Hall of Fame announced their 2013 induction class yesterday. First timers on the ballot Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, it was a whose who of late 80′s and early 90′s baseball stars that dominated into the 2000′s. Yet not a one was elected into the Hall of Fame.
So let me see if I understand this correctly…These voters gave Bonds the MVP four years in a row as they watched him destroy the all time home run record but didn’t put him on their HOF ballot. Roger Clemens won seven Cy Young Awards but was on almost as many ballots? Arguably the best pitcher in our generation (I’ll argue Pedro was) but doesn’t get the call?
Look I’ve ripped all these steroid guys and include guys like pretty much the entire 2004 Red Sox team of doing them. Just because someone never failed a test doesn’t mean they weren’t using them. But really, how different is this than all the amphetamines that teams did in the 70′s and pretty much right up until 2005? Those guys got in. Just saying.
I want to say the writers are a joke. Edgar Martinez was the most dominant DH we’ve seen, but since he played DH they don’t want him in the Hall. Dumb. Though never failed a test, Mike Piazza was pretty much the best catcher for a decade. Don’t want him. Jeff Bagwell, looked like a steroid guy. Guilty by association, don’t want him.
See where I’m going with this? These writers are hypocrites. They’re in these locker rooms. They had to know what these guys were doing, they were in the locker rooms. They gave them all those accolades (MVP, Silver Slugger, Cy Young) but when it comes to the Hall of Fame they grow a conscience? Give me a break.
Stop playing God and let them all in. Because I can tell you, nothing about Craig Biggio makes me think Hall of Fame.