Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
I think this thread is a good example of an issue that everyone just isn't going to agree on. There is a ton of blame that can be spread around to players, writers, coaches, team owners, sponsors, fans, coaches, TV networks, etc etc. Everyone was complicit. OK. And there is a plethora of differing (and strongly held) opinions as the degree of rightness and wrongness of the issue.
Not to get all U-S-A, U-S-A about it, but I think the democratic process just needs to be followed with a healthy debate and the writers (or whoever) vote their damn vote however their conscience dictates. If writers are waiting for guidelines from MLB or the HoF or whoever from it, so be it. But I don't think that will matter much. I think writers will pretty much ignore that (except for a handfull like Fay) and vote what they think.
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