Cheaters and Baseball's Hall of Fame

Ron Hunnicutt
What areas of life are exempt from morality? Baseball Writers Association members are now voting on who should be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. However, there is a giant 800 pound gorilla in the room called steroids. The ballot is chocked full of stars who used performance enhancing drugs (PED's) during their careers. If morality is given the boot as has occurred in so many sectors of American life, then Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are easy recipients for baseball's highest honor, the Hall of Fame. One writer at ESPN says morality and ethics are of no account, "[S]o the baseball writers ought to get out of the way rather than acting like overzealous crossing guards empowered by their ballots..." and "[T]he writers' work should always reflect history, not determine legacies; that's the work of the players, the good and the bad." Another writer asks this question, "[I]s the Hall of Fame meant to enshrine the best players to ever play the sport...(Read Full Post)

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