Originally Posted by Tom Servo
By actually voting, I would say they are following their convictions one way or another.
If someone has clear information that someone used or didn't use steroids, then I would agree, it's a matter of conviction.
But the problem now is that there is so much speculation about players, it's not a matter of conviction. It's a matter of guesswork.
There is much public info about Bonds and Clemens and I guess voters can reach their conclusions about them, either way.
But so many other former players are being labeled based on speculation, without any real information, that the process seems completely messed up.
The Hall of Fame should propound guidelines making clear how steroid use should be considered. The guidelines should specifically address situations where the notion of steroid use is speculative, without clear information. Then people would be better equipped to vote.