According to a January 8 article in ESPN; the Major League Hall of Fame class of 2014 was announced and will include Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and other members of the famed “steroid era;” were not voted in.
Former Astros second basemen Craig Biggio (74.8) finished just shy of the 75 percent target needed for entry.
According to Wikipedia; the steroid era in baseball represents a period between 1991 and 2011. During that period, salaries and contracts were skyrocketing at a never seen before pace. It is believed that players turned to performance enhancing drugs in an effort to build muscle and heal more quickly.
Some viewed the stance taken by the nomination committee as the right course of action.
“What those players did was attempt to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents. They didn’t lift more weights or study more film; they took illegal supplements. Actions have consequences!”
One Christian stated the following:
“In the book of Ezra, the rebuilding of the Temple was viewed by 2 different groups. The older group felt as if the new Temple would never match the glory of the old one. The younger group thought the new Temple was the best thing since peanut butter. Each group was blinded by its on fascination, and failed to see things for what they are. Baseball had an alcohol era, a spitball era, an amphetamine era, and now a steroid era. The sport just isn’t that pure.”
Should Hall of Fame voters reconsider their position?
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