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Well, that happened… the Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome a new member in David Ortiz. While Ortiz is probably worthy of his enshrinement, can we please recognize the hypocrisy behind this! Ortiz, a known steroid user, gets in on his first ballot, but Bonds and Clemens are left in the dust.
That isn’t even the tip of the iceberg; you have former commissioner Bud Selig in the Hall of Fame, and this is the commissioner who knowingly let the “steroid games” commence for rating’s sake. When the time came for recognition for Bonds and Clemens, everyone went, “ahh, let’s reduce the years eligible from 15 to 10, and oh yeah, we have that character clause.”
Was it moral to let the steroids pump through the league for ratings? No, but it got the job done. Is it moral to take steroids in the first place? Absolutely not, but what happened to that character clause if you’re now inducting steroid users in? Oh yea, silly me, Big Papi is a fun guy and commentates (how could I be so stupid.)
All I’m saying is if you want to keep all the “bad guys” out and make it a “saints” Hall of Fame, that’s fine, but until you do, you have to recognize the best of the best and Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve that, even though they aren’t great human beings.
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