All the debate is over and the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) has decided for the eighth time in history to not induct a player into the Hall Of Fame.
The message should have been clear. The message that was debated for the last few months that reflected on the character clause, the integrity of players and the game, as well as the unavoidable steroid discussion. The BBWAA has stood very clear on the subject for the last few years: if you cheated, you don’t get in. If we suspect you cheated, you don’t get in. If you look like you might have cheated, you don’t get in. This year, names like Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, and Jeff Bagwell found themselves on the short end of the stick with many others.
But did the message come across loud and clear?
The message here is that the hallowed halls of Cooperstown will recognize achievements by players that did not cheat or were not suspected of cheating. In order to get that message across beyond a shado...