Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/5/12
New York Yankees' great Reggie Jackson had a warning for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens or any other players linked to steroids and will be on the ballot for the Hall of Fame next year— don't expect to make it to Cooperstown in the near future. Mr. October said if Mark McGuire is any indication— Bonds, Clemens and any other players associated with PEDs will not make the cut and if they do get into the Hall of Fame, he won't be there to welcome them."If any of those guys get in, no Hall of Famer will attend," Jackson told Sports Illustrated. That list of players with their names tainted by PEDs and headed towards a Hall of Fame ballot will probably one day include Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez— who passed Jackson on the all-time home run list. "Al's a very good friend, but I think there are real questions about his numbers," Jackson said. "As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records." Rodriguez admitted in 2009 to using PEDs earlier in ...
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