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BOSTON (CBS) — For just the eighth time in history, zero players received the required amount of votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America in order to earn enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

That might not be such a big news story in a year absent any worthy candidates, but with names like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds on the ballot for the first time, the results were a strong statement from the BBWAA about performance-enhancing drug users getting into the Hall.

Clemens, of course, was found not guilty last year when he was tried for perjury, but it appears as though voters took a “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” approach regarding Clemens’ involvement with PEDs.

Read: No Players Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

The BBWAA does not require voters to make their ballots public, but many voters chose to share the information. Below is a collection of how local sports writers cast their votes. You’ll notice that the issues of PEDs as they relate to Bonds and Clemens seem to be much less of a problem with Boston writers than the majority of voters.

Peter Abraham, The Boston Globe
Jeff Bagwell
Craig Biggio
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

Tony Massarotti, Boston Globe/98.5 The Sports Hub
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Edgar Martinez

Gordon Edes, ESPN
Jeff Bagwell
Craig Biggio
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Edgar Martinez
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

Michael Silverman, Boston Herald
Jeff Bagwell
Craig Biggio
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling

Steve Buckley, Boston Herald
Jeff Bagwell
Craig Biggio
Edgar Martinez
Fred McGriff
Jack Morris
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling

Bill Ballou, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mark McGwire
Mike Piazza

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