Felger & Mazz: No Player Elected to Baseball’s Hall Of Fame
Felger and Massarotti opened the day discussing Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame inductee announcement. For the first time since 1996, no players were elected into the Hall of Fame.
On a ballot that included such players as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio led the voting with 68.2% of the votes. Rounding out the top 5 was Jack Morris with 67.7% of the votes, Jeff Bagwell 59.6%, Mike Piazza 57.8%, and Tim Raines received 52.2%.
How were Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds not elected to the Hall of Fame? Is it all about suspected steroid use? Why aren’t players like Bagwell or Piazza questioned about steroid use as well?
Why are the voters all over the place with how they vote? How are the voters supposed to differentiate from who might have done steroids and who didn’t?