Originally posted on notinhalloffame.com  |  Last updated 11/30/12

A survey conducted by the Associated Press of Baseball Writers who have a Hall of Fame vote (and were willing to participate) show Barry Bonds at 45 percent, Roger Clemens at 43 percent and Sammy Sosa at 18 percent. Whether this is what their final tallies is yet to be determined, but the venom of which those who were quoted had against the PED era players has to be noted.

Washington Examiner columnist, Thom Loverro does not begrudge the statistical landmarks of the aforementioned three but stated that “three of the six criteria for election to Cooperstown are sportsmanship, integrity and character and that Bonds, Sosa and Clemens fail on all three counts”. Troy Renck of the Denver Post stated that he would “feel very uncomfortable voting for anyone that is a known cheater”. MLB.com’s Hal Bodley said his passion for the game could never allow known cheaters to the Hall.

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