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Our final installment about Barry Bonds, and why he should, eventually, get into the Hall of Fame.
I think it’s a little ridiculous that no one got voted in this year. It was one of the most amazing ballots in years, steroids or not, and no one got in. But this may be just the shock the Hall of Fame needs to do something about this and change things, or give a clearer direction of what the Hall of Fame is. We wouldn’t be getting the calls that we are now if Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell had gotten in. Hopefully, those demands are something that last.
I love that the Giants dominate the 300-300 club. 6 of 8 players in the club are ex-Giants, even if one only was here for a couple of months. But it is impressive that no one is in realistic danger of joining Bonds in the 400-400 club…steroids or not.
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As a surprise to, well, virtually no one, home run king Barry Bonds failed to make it into baseball's Hall of Fame Wednesday.With just 36.2% of the vote, the beleaguered former big leaguer has yet to come out and comment on his lack on inclusion (why would he?)...but there's a good reason for it.Dude is on vacation. In Hawaii.A day after pictures of the seven-time National...
Baseball Hall of Fame votes rolled in today and Barry Bonds couldn't escape the drug taint of the Steroid Era, coming in with 36.2% of the votes when 75% gets you admission.
If only he had reminded the BBWAA of the hat he wore on the back of 1992 Upper Deck card number 134. Bang, done.
It is easy to dislike Barry Bonds for his churlish behavior. It is impossible to keep him out of the Hall of Fame.
I voted for 10 players the maximum allowed on my 2013 Hall of Fame ballot, and Bonds was one of them. He was not the only one whose name has been linked to performance-enhancing substances. I also voted for Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro...
News to us today was the fact that people still give a **** about the Baseball Hall of Fame, specifically black guys. After the announcement came out a little after 2:00 p.m. they went nuts on Twitter. No Bonds, Sosa, Clemens or Piazza making it into Cooperstown today!
@Gooch_FoCray was not impressed: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling no hall of fame??? Pleeease f*ck...
Keep all the cheaters out of our club.
That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa excluded from the Cooperstown fraternity Wednesday.
''I'm kind of glad that nobody got in this year,'' former Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline said. ''I feel honored to be in...
NEW YORK (AP) Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
For only the eighth time in their annual elections and the first time since 1996, baseball writers have elected no player to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 2013 ballot marked the first year of eligibility for several greats like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens. Voters rejected the [...]
For the first time since 1996, Cooperstown will not see any new faces inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The most notable players who did not get the 75 percent vote required to be inducted were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. This isn’t going to be a surprise to most as they were both [...]
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Judgment day has arrived for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa to find out their Hall of Fame fates.
With the cloud of steroids shrouding many candidacies, baseball writers may fail for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall.
About 600 people are eligible to vote in the BBWAA election, all members of the organization for 10 consecutive...
Colin Wyers wrote an excellent article for Baseball Prospectus in response to the BBWAA not electing a single player on a ballot that had more than 10 qualified Hall of Famers.
the Hall is dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations of baseball fans.
The debate over the latest slate of players focuses on the second point, and focuses on the idea...
We all expected this to happen; it was a foregone conclusion.
So why are many of us so upset?
With Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote, both baseball fans and players alike have been done a great disservice and have had our opinions insulted-- cast aside like the rights of criminals.
As a society, more and more it seems as though the will of the people is discounted and disregarded...
The Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996 will have no inductees. This is the first year that most the players who are suspected to be steroid users are all on the ballot. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Rafael Palmeiro all received less [...]
Well at least this year. There was plenty of speculation about who if any from the steroid era would be enshrined in MLB’s Hall of Fame. Sports writers told us today that players under the speculation of using performance enhancing drugs were not welcomed in Cooperstown. At least on the first ballot.
Major League Baseball issued the following statement this afternoon regarding...