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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rosecrans: Hall of Fame voting raises more questions than answers

Too sensible!

As for the steroid era, I believe performance-enhancing drugs work. I believe they were an unfair advantage used by many in the game — and continue to be used and abused in the game. What I don’t know is who used and who didn’t. We all have our suspicions and beliefs, but we don’t know for sure.

In the end, what I know for sure is what happened on the field. So that is the only thing I know for sure and the only basis of judgment I can make…

That means both Barry Bonds — the best player I’ve ever seen (before and after his alleged turn to steroids in 1999) — and Roger Clemens — one of the best pitchers I’ve ever seen — will get my vote.

The evidence against them is damning. I believe both used steroids and I have strong convictions that others I’ve deemed worthy, also used….

So, if you skipped everything above just to get here, go back up and read the rest before you call me dirty names and at least understand my thinking, but here’s my ballot (in order): Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, Mike Mussina, Tim Raines, Larry Walker.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM | 104 comment(s)
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