Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
I read this morning on si.com that the HoF is still "clean."
What a joke, as many have pointed out here throughout this thread.
Gaylord Perry made the HoF by being an admitted cheater; and we could go on and on about others. How is the HoF still "clean?" Part of the problem is perception as told to the masses by the media machines.
There is no answer to this quandry, no easy quick fix, as the sands are ever shifting. There is no way to say who is clean and who was "dirty", and it's been left up to the baseball sportswriters, of all people, to figure it out.
I don't have the answer, nor any solutions, and I respect John Fay for admitting the same. MLB needs to do something; it has to come from the top. It's a time for some leadership from the commissioner's office.
Arguable the best pitcher and best hitter I have ever seen are denied entrance to the HoF. I don't blame the sportswriters, I blame Clemens and Bonds, as they have specifically been implicated.
The problem, as we saw yesterday, is that other players have been painted guilty with that broad brush, caught up in that huge fish net. Collateral damage. It's not right, and it needs to be fixed.