Poll: Should Steroid Era Stars Be Sent To Cooperstown?

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No players were elected to the Hall of Fame for only the second time in 40 years.
No players were elected to the Hall of Fame for only the second time in 40 years. Photo Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, N.Y.  - Major League Baseball record holders Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, each tainted by steroid use, have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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Which player should have been elected to the Hall of Fame?

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Which player should have been elected to the Hall of Fame?

  • Roger Clemens

    2%
  • Barry Bonds

    7%
  • Mike Piazza

    19%
  • Steroid users should never be elected

    44%
  • Pete Rose

    18%
  • Craig Biggio

    9%
  • Sammy Sosa

    1%
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The Baseball Writers' Association of America voters failed to elect any of the eligible candidates for only the second time in 40 years, according to results released Wednesday.

Bonds and Clemens each received votes from  37 percent of the  writers and Sosa was named on 12 percent of the ballots. Each player will  be eligible for 14 more years to be voted in.

A player needs to be on 75 percent of the ballots to be enshrined.

Of the first-year eligible players, Craig Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, received 68.2 percent, former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza received 57.8 percent and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling got 38.8 percent.

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Perhaps it is a message to society at large that there are ramifications for cheating whether its Bernie Madoff or Roger Clemens

No, No, No!!!

The only way steroid using players should be represented in Cooperstown is as what they are: the era of steroid using players trying to break records and make a buck. It is not for love of a game or sportsmanship to take enhancement drugs or gamble. (I mean, Pete Rose, again?????) They should be represented as a cautionary tale and not lifted up as examples of record breaking prowess.

I love the Baseball Hall of Fame: one of its great attributes is "telling it like it is" as with the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson. These guys forfeited their right to honors but not baseball's right to tell the truth everytime they shot up or popped a pill.

I am partial to Mike Piazza because of his skills and work ethic. I had not heard he was in any way suspect of using. It would be a shame if he was not included in honors because of this particular round up of players who did.

Keep baseball clean. Don't award cheaters. Let's see those who play fair and square and are exceptional awarded a coveted honor at Cooperstown.

Attorneys are held to the standard that even the appearance of impropriety is improper. Role models MUST be above the law. Athletes beware!

Please.. Attorneys’ higher standards? Lawyers are the biggest manipulators of the rules of fairness and common sense in our society. Do a little research on lying Roger Clemens and his high priced thug bully lawyers. The truth does not matter to attorneys.

Don't even mention attorneys in the same statement with role models

Looks like a whole era pf players is being smacked with this swing of the bat. We'll never, ever know which players used PEDs. Sad, but Mike Piazza is being left out because he "looked" like he was dong steroids.