“Piazza! Piazza!” Little RICO Act.
Barry Bonds in recent years has been a heated debate. Should he or shouldn’t he get in the HOF? And if the answer is yes, should Barry be a first ballot HOF? C’mon man! This guy was unbelievable, PED’s or whatever! There is one thing you need to ask yourself, “Is Barry Bonds and his performance on the field during his career worthy of HOF entry? As my son would say (he’s 8 years old), “Duh!” ‘Nuff said. Barry is simply one of the best to ever play this great game. No maybe, no but what about the help he might have gotten, and no, well, lets put him in but make him wait. I see clearly now, the powers that be are playing HOF God? C’mon man! If Barry is not an automatic, in any era, no matter what help he might have gotten, Hall of Fame baseball player, than I’m done with this Cooperstown thing.
Listen, Mike Piazza, best known probably for his monster seasons in New York as a Metropolitan, is a HOF baseball player. He is either in the hall or not in the Hall. It’s a no-brainer for this MLB alumnus. The political aspects involved with the HOF are exactly what are wrong with its processes. People, powerful baseball people, decide official entry on what criteria? Is it statistics? Is it championships? Is it longevity and strong character and personal make-up?
...There are no levels in the Hall, no, no and no. There are no gold-stamped first ballot HOF players either, no, no and no. It’s a simply yes he is, or no he is not!
...Last thing, when people mention that Keith Hernandez is one of the best all-time 1B, ever, doesn’t that mean he is a HOF caliber baseball player? I think so. And the same exact argument can be made for “Donnie Baseball” (Mattingly). Hall of Fame baseball players are easily sighted and easily identified. C’mon man!