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This January, as it does every year, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BWAA) will be voting on the National Baseball Hall of Fame. What’s far from typical is the attention this year’s particular ballot will receive. Among those eligible for the first time will be Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Craig Biggio, Curt Schilling and Mike Piazza.
In the cases of Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, each had the numbers to be a no-brainer first-ballot winner. Each had also been tainted by rumors of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), although they never publicly tested positive. It’s been a storm gathering on the horizon for years. It’s been a five-year waiting period that began the moment they retired. The day of reckoning will come this January when the results of the voting by 10-year members of the BWAA are announced.
Several current Hall of Famers strongly and publically oppose the inclusion of any players tarred by the so-called Steroid Era. George Brett, Goose Gossage and Re...
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Roger Clemens never wavered over the past several years in defending himself against steroid accusations. His attorney, Rusty Hardin, insisted no reasonable jury would have enough evidence to convict Clemens of perjury, and Hardin wound up being right when The Rocket was acquitted over the summer. However, it would seem that there was a time when Clemens wasn’t fully confident...
During his playing days, Barry Bonds never worried much about getting chummy with baseball writers. Now those scribes hold the key to a place he'd love to enter: the Hall of Fame. Bonds was announced Wednesday as one of the first-time candidates for the Hall, and baseball's all-time home run king said he hopes the Jan. 9 announcement will include news that he will be...
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the steroid era.
The 37-player ballot was announced Wednesday.
More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will vote through next month. Candidates need 75 percent for induction...
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era.
The 37-player ballot was announced Wednesday.
More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will vote through next month. Candidates need 75 percent for...
"I do really care," Bonds said. "I may say I don't, but I do really care. I've been through a lot in my life so not too many things bother me. Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of [...]
The Baseball Hall of Fame has released the list of players on the 2013 Hall of Fame Ballot. The three most notable players on the ballot are Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens. This is the first time any of these players have entered the ballot. Regardless of whether or not any of these [...]
This year's Hall of Fame ballot has been released and its headlined by Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Both will be a true test to the steroid ear as Bonds and Clemens are arguably the best hitter and pitcher who ever lived (please note that I wrote arguably).
But we here at TGR are less concerned about Bonds and Clemens and more concerned about first time ballot nominee...
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on
the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find
out whether drug allegations block the former stars from reaching
When it comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame, they need to either change the record books, or let in everybody that cheated.
Roger Clemens‘ HOF vote is up next, and that is when we’ll really see who gets in and who is left outside looking in with Pete Rose.
Watching Clemens when he was in New Britain, CT in 1983, there was talent on the mound that had Cooperstown in my mind instantaneously...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist It could have been the greatest Hall of Fame class since Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were installed in the very first vote back in 1936.
It would have been if those eligible had allowed their natural ability to carry the day.
Barry Bonds never needed steroids to be great. It was already in his genes, and the numbers he put up...
The BBWAA released the 2013 Hall of Fame ballots yesterday, and in a related story, writers from around the country made it clear that they weren’t going to vote for players that have been implicated in PED usage. Some even find it an annual tradition to be celebrated.
Oh, the joy I will have snubbing Sosa, Bonds and Clemens (plus McGwire and Palmeiro, natch) on my HoF ballot...
The 2013 Hall of Fame ballot is going to be released Wednesday and is sure to stir the pot of discussion of how performance enhancing drugs (PED) figure into electability.
The eye of the hurricane is of course, first time candidate Barry Bonds, who was convicted of felony obstruction of justice associated with the BALCO investigation. He of the most prestigious record in Major...