Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage made it very clear how he felt about suspected steroid users and their bid for Hall of Fame election following Wednesday's BBWAA announcement."I think the steroids guys that are under suspicion got too many votes," he said. "I don't know why they're making this such a question and why there's so much debate. To me, they cheated. Are we going to reward these guys?"For the record, none of the 37 candidates on the ballot garnered the 75 percent vote required for admittance -- and many of them included players that have never been linked to performance-enhancing drugs before. Nonetheless, Gossage doesn't think anyone who has been suspected should be let into baseball's greatest shrine."If they let these guys in ever — at any point — it's a big black eye for the Hall and for baseball," Gossage said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "It's like telling our kids you can cheat, you can do whatever you want, and it's not going to matter."Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens are among the players who many believe took PEDs to boost their careers. Gossage is one man who believes they indeed did."If you don't think Roger Clemens cheated, you're burying your head in the sand," Gossage said."I don't know if baseball knows how to deal with this at all," Gossage said. "The single-season home run record was broken by McGwire and Sosa. Why don't they strip these guys of all these numbers? You've got to suffer the consequences. You get caught cheating on a test, you get expelled from school."Hall of Fame hurler Juan Marichal sees things differently. He believes the credentials of Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa speak for themselves, and that they belong in Cooperstown."I think that they have been unfair to guys who were never found guilty of anything," Marichal said. "Their stats define them as immortals. That's the reality and that cannot be denied."While some voters maintain that they will never vote for an alleged steroid user, most project that many who were shutout today will wind up in the Hall of Fame in the future.Via USA TODAY.

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