The writers responsible for voting on the Baseball Hall of Fame have decided not to include Barry Bonds again, and MLB Twitter is fuming about it.
This is Barry Bond’s last chance to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame via a ballot voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
They said no, again.
Bonds and other players associated with the steroid era were snubbed by the writers, who decided to recruit the Red Sox great Davis Ortiz, despite his past with the PED.
To say that Twitter smokes because of the vote would be an understatement.
The disgruntled Barry Bonds Hall of Fame has MLB Twitter in hand
For some, the focus is solely on Bond and his impact on the game, regardless of his alleged use of PED.
For others, the comparison between Bonds and Ortiz is disappointing. Bonds’ career was more heralded than Ortiz’s. And it’s not like the Red Sox player is not under suspicion of steroids. He actually failed a drug test but was cleared by the baseball writers to pass it.
Writers sometimes live in their own world. That is clear.
The question the Hall of Fame needs to ponder is why it exists. Is it meant to tell the story of baseball, warts and all? Or does a presentation of a bleached version of the game exist based on arbitrary selection criteria? The answer sheet is pretty much for that question.
Bonds ended his career with seven MVP awards, eight Golden Gloves and 12 Silver Skaters. In baseball history, he ranks first in home runs, fourth in WARs, sixth in RBIs, seventh in OBPs, eighth in miss percentages, 10th in games and over appearances. plate.
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