The ballots for election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame are in, and Wednesday everyone will learn who — if anyone — made the cut.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are among a half-dozen candidates looking to get in this year, but will their links to performance-enhancing drugs deter writers from casting votes for such players?
CSNNE’s Sean McAdam joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss who he voted for and why he didn’t vote for others.
“I voted for just two players this year, Jeff Bagwell and Curt Schilling,” said McAdam.
Seven-time MVP Barry Bonds or seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens are no brainers when you look at the numbers, so why didn’t they get McAdam’s vote?
“I think the evidence is overwhelming on both of them that they both used PED’s,” he explained. “I know there’s a lot of people who are taking the approach that this is a museum that represents a period of baseball, and to hide our heads in the sand and pretend that these things didn’t happen; that you have to represent the era for what it was. I can’t think that way.”
“To me, these guys knowingly flouted the rules. They cheated,” said McAdam. “On this issue I can’t look the other way and pretend it didn’t happen.”
Early reports say there could be no new members come 2pm Wednesday afternoon. Would McAdam be shocked if that were the case this year?