Originally written on Full Spectrum Baseball  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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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