(Reuters) – Barry Larkin, baseball’s newest Hall of Famer, is curious to see how some of the best known players of the so-called steroids era would be treated in next year’s election.
Candidates for the class of 2013 include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, players with Hall of Fame credentials who have all been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Players have to be retired for at least five years before they can be considered for enshrinement in the Cooperstown museum then they have to get 75 percent of votes cast in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
“It’ll be really interesting to see what you guys (do),” former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Larkin told reporters.
“All I know is that playing with and competing with some of these guys, they are the best, period. I can’t wait to see (about) their candidacies.”
Larkin did not discuss individual cases but hinted he might speak out later about the candidates.
“All I can interject is what I felt about ...