Barry Bonds can file today’s decision by the Baseball Writers of America under “Suck It, Asshole”.
Today the voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame was announced and the All-Time Career Homerun leader didnt make it. In fact, he wasnt even close. He received only 36% of the vote. 75% is needed to gain entry into the Hall. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the post-Steroid Era of baseball.
The results are uplifting to me, they really are. The voters are standing up and calling bullshit on these cheaters. A great deal of writers seem to understand something here, despite Sport being a business, and many terrible people (Cobb, Ty) being admitted, there is something inherently honourable about a Hall of Fame. Cheating to get in is wrong. It is not an act worthy of special recognition.
Barry Bonds was a ball crushing freak and did it at a pace unlike any other person on the planet. Yeah, and all it took was illegal steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.
Baseball is a game of traditions. We’re talking about a Sport that thinks instant replay could undermine the game. Records are revered, statistics are everything. Fucking with that, as Bonds found out after the Truth was discovered.
I hope he, and all of his fellow cheaters, fail in reaching the Hall of Fame.
Now if only we could do something retroactively about Mats Sundin