Peter Botte on the Steroid Era and the MLB Hall of Fame

“It certainly seems disingenuous and hypocritical now to not open the doors or at least reconsider the candidacies of some of these lingering former stars of the game, their reputations forever sullied and irreparably damaged anyway, after people who benefited from their transgressions — such as [Bud] Selig and, let’s face it, a few big-name managers [e.g., Tony La Russa] who wrote their names into their lineups with regularity — have been so enshrined.”

— Peter Botte, New York Daily News, on the increased likelihood that Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and other steroid-era superstars will eventually get voted into the MLB Hall of Fame

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