Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/9/13
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 the halls of a grand museum in a romantic little city, a destination for tourists, fans, and people who seek a wave of majestic nostalgia from America's pastime.  Steroids and the hall, though polar opposites, were always destined for a meeting once Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa captivated the sports world with their highway home-run chases in the early 2000's. Baseball sold its soul when it let PEDs run rampant in the game. Although the sport is recovering, this year's hall of fame ballot sends the sport back to a time when the powers of the MLB turned a blind eye to the steroids that hel...
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