Thursday, January 9, 2014

Three stars head to Baseball Hall of Fame

From where I sit it looks like 3 deserving candidates are heading to Cooperstown...


There's no doubt both Maddux and Glavine were fantastic pitchers, and Thomas was a fearsome batter. However, what can be done with the 'stars' of the steroid era? It's very much a double standard. MLB recognizes the accomplishments off all the players concerned. Bonds is still at the top of the home run list. Yet, the Baseball Writers who make the selections to the Hall of Fame are delivering their own punishment. At the same time, many of the biggest stars already in the Hall had their own artificial advantages. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and many other played in an era where the colour of your skin determined if you were even allowed in the league. In fact that can be summed up with 2 players, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. How many jokes have been made about Gaylord Perry and his spitball? All that being said, this current crop of players not only allegedly cheated, but lied and some even continue to lie about their involvement. So, I'm fine with never seeing their names added to the Hall of Fame.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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