Former Chicago White Sox All-Star Frank Thomas spoke his opinion of the recent Hall of Fame voting and the "steroid era" players all failing to come close to getting elected into the HOF this season.
Of course I use '"alleged" loosely.
The future Hall of Famer is proud that he never juiced, and is now even more proud of his career, as well he should be. According to NESN on Jan. 26, Thomas expressed his feelings at the White Sox annual fan convention.
“I think I’ve done enough to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” he said Saturday at the team’s fan convention. “Watching all the nonsense unfold and not really knowing what was going on, it makes me much more proud of my career,” he said. “I competed in that era. I played at a high level in that era. There are a lot of great players, but as it unfolds, a lot of it was not the real deal. I know 100 percent I was the real deal.”
“I wouldn’t say I feel bad for them,” Thomas said. “I respected them on the field, but they chose this. They made their own decisions off the field and they've got to live with it.”
Thomas was a two-time American League MVP and finished his MLB career with a .301 average and 521 homers. He will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this fall and is definitely destined to be in the Hall of Fame.
Not only was Thomas one of the best in the game, he put up great numbers without the use of steroids which makes him the real deal!