Originally Posted by RedsBaron
The question of whether or not to ban Bonds is one issue; the question of whether or not Hall of Fame voters should vote for Bonds when he becomes eligible for induction is another issue. On the latter question, my answer is clear: If I was a HOF voter, Barry Bonds (and Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro for that matter) would never receive my vote for induction.
I think you're exactly right. That was a major beef with the writers when the HOF changed the rules about the writers not being able to vote for guys on the ineligible list. They felt it was their call to decide who should or shouldn't be on the ballot. If they want to vote Pete Rose or Barry Bonds or Juan Castro in, it shouldn't be that big of a deal. It's not like Bonds is going to be standing in front of his plaque every time the museum is open shooting himself up with Winstrol.