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Barry Larkin hasn't even been in the Hall of Fame a year...but already he's drawn his line in the sand regarding the biggest names on this year's ballot.The 2012 inductee, who spent most of his career playing during the "steroid era" wants to keep baseball's most exclusive club clean. Meaning...no Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens or Sammy Sosa."I think if you cheated, no, you don’t deserve it because I know how difficult it was for me to get there and how difficult it was for me just to compete on an everyday basis," Larkin told reporters Thursday. "I think if you cheated, I think you made a decision and I don’t think you belong."The longtime member of the Cincinnati Reds went on to compare those accused of using steroids to his former skipper Pete Rose."I look at what has happened with Pete Rose. Pete Rose is not a Hall of Fame player, banned from baseball. But if you go up to the Hall of Fame all of his records, his bats, everything in is represented in the Hall of Fame," Larkin said. "I see a very similar thing happening with guys that are associated with or been accused of using steroids. I think they will recognize their accomplishments but I don't think those players will be admitted to the Hall of Fame."The 2013 Hall of Fame voting results will be announced Wednesday, January 9.
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The familiar brown business-size envelope was in the mailbox this week with the normal pile of bills, catalogs and a sprinkling of Christmas cards.
It was the baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
Never in nearly 35 years as a qualified voter has the ballot arrived stuffed with controversy, so much so that the envelope was hot.
It is gut-check time for voters.
Among the 37 names on the ballot...
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe caught up with Pedro Martinez who was at former teammate David Ortiz‘s celebrity golf fundraiser in the Dominican Republic yesterday.
The always outspoken Martinez had plenty to say about the steroids era as well as his own career and legacy.
“I never had a complaint. I don’t have it. I think I did it the best way possible,” he said on...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barry Larkin wants to keep baseball's most exclusive club clean.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame last summer after a 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, Larkin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor.
"I think if you cheated, no, you don't deserve...
Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin says players who used performance-enhancing drugs don't deserve to be enshrined in Cooperstown.
Inducted into the Hall last summer after a 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, Larkin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor.