Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
Clemens and Bonds used. FACT. Doubting that is being delusional and/or a conspiracy theorist.
It's a matter of how voters decide to view that fact. I think most voters, like most posters here, have a clear opinion on the issue (one way or another). I don't see why Fay can't have one also, since he should be as well informed as most of us.