Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time for Hall of Fame voters to get over the steroid era

Time for the writers to get over the steroid era.
If Major League Baseball's steroid era wasn't embarrassing enough, the writers who vote for Hall of Fame enshrinement continue to pour salt on the wound.

On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced that for the first time since 1996 no player on the ballot received the necessary 75% necessary for enshrinement. The vote was less for who should be in the Hall of Fame and more a vote to continue grinding the ax that the writers have been sharpening for the past decade.

While baseball's steroid era was a black eye for the sport, it is time to move on. The writers simply will not allow that to happen.

Make no mistake, the last guy I want to see honored is Barry Bonds. Not only is there a trail of evidence longer than the home runs he deposited into McCovey Cove that he used steroids, but he was also possibly the most self-absorbed, egotistical player to don a Major League uniform, and that is saying something.