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Cancel your vacation to Cooperstown. Not one player on the 2013 ballot is getting inducted this year. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mike Piazza were among those denied enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame when the voting results were revealed on Wednesday. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) decided that no one on this year’s ballot was worthy of being inducted, which surely is due in large part to the skewed numbers produced by the Steroids Era. Players are required to receive 75 percent of the vote in order to be enshrined into Cooperstown, and Craig Biggio came the closest by garnering 68.2 percent. Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Piazza 57.8, Curt Schilling 38.8, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5. Among the ballot holdovers, Jack Morris received 67.7 percent of the vote. This marks only the eighth time ever that no players have been inducted by the writers. It’s the first time since 1996. Click here to see some of the questionable char...

Voters disappoint with 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame class

The rumors had been floating around for a while, but, as a baseball fan, I hoped they were untrue.  The Baseball Hall of Fame voters were not going to vote anyone into the Hall of Fame in 2013.  Today, those rumors came to fruition.  On a charged ballot featuring the first time candidacy of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa, no one was elected into the Hall of Fame....

A Stache of Tweets: Reaction To Piazza Not Getting Into Hall Of Fame

If you’re going to have somebody be stupid and vote for Sele and not Piazza then just give me a vote. I could be just as stupid. — Metstradamus (@Metstradamus) January 9, 2013 The fact that Mike Piazza is not a Hall of Famer is an utter joke. #HOF — Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) January 9, 2013 Piazza. #NotThisYearBoss — Mets WFAN (@MetsWFAN) January 9, 2013 Mr. Piazza...

Mark McGwire’s Hall of Fame votes should frame Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds debate

The result of this year’s Hall of Fame election, in which no payers were elected, is already controversial enough, but the number of votes for some players who appeared on the ballot for the first time is what could set the stage for vehement arguments for years to come. Known steroid users Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds graced the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year...

With members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America establishing an honorable precedent, juiceheads Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been temporarily barred from the Village of Cooperstown

It was announced earlier this afternoon that a few of the primary faces of the dreaded Steroid Era, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, were justifiably denied entry into the Hall of Fame by members of the Baseball Writers’ … Continue reading →

27 NSFW Black Guys Angry Over Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting

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...

The Monster Is Out Of The Cage: Piazza Speaks Out Against HOF Vote

Update 3:330 PM Mike Piazza has written a terse response to today’s vote for NBC’s Hardball Talk: But today I got just 57.8% of the vote, and at the risk of sounding arrogant, I think that’s kinda light, don’t you? It’s almost as if someone is holding something against me and my Hall of Fame candidacy apart from what I did on the field. I know it’s possible, but I Googled...

These Sammy Sosa pics are creepy yet oddly fascinating

Cooperstown Choices: Sammy Sosa

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives...

Column: No suspense for Bonds, Clemens in HOF vote

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Barry Bonds can go for a bike ride. Roger Clemens might want to head to the gym for one of those famous workouts that used to make him pitch like he was 22 when he was 42. If the polls are right - and my guess is they're pretty spot on - there's no need for either to wait by the phone Wednesday when baseball writers...

Cooperstown Already Filled With Questionable Characters, Regardless of Steroid Era Players (Photos)

The votes are in, and baseball’s Hall of Fame will be opening its doors to a fresh crop of players this year. However, the class of 2013 is not one that comes without controversy, as many notable “Steroid Era” players have wound up on the ballot for the first time. With Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and the like awaiting their fates, however, it would be an appropriate...

From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be right now? d’Arnaud said he’s ready to play and recovered from a knee injury that...

Steroids In The Hall And Beyond

Steroids and the Baseball Hall of Fame just don't mesh well. Steroids in baseball paint a picture of shady cheaters, selling out their bodies, integrity, morals, honor, and self-respect in dark corners of clubhouses around the USA, aided by equally-as-shady trainers and suppliers. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is everything that is right with sports; legends inhabiting...

Baseball Hall of Fame has No 2013 Inductees, First Time Since 1996

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 [...]

New York Times Runs Blank First Page of Sports Section After Hall of Fame Vote

 As you probably heard, yesterday was not a good day for retired baseball players.  Nobody was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.  Craig Biggio, who had 3,060 hits in his career and was a seven-time All-Star while playing three positions, topped the ballot with 388 votes, but needed 427 votes to get in.  The New York Times ran with it and printed a blank front page of...
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