As a big fan of the great American game, I wanted to touch upon one of the biggest issues in the game of baseball; that being weather or not steroid users deserve a bid in the Hall of Fame. Many would say yes and many would say no. I, on the other hand, am not presenting this hot topic with an answer, but rather facts to consider both sides. Many would make a case for Bonds, Sosa, Clemens, or McGwire that they were falsely accused and never tested positive. However the evidence states otherwise and some players, such as Mark McGwire (the father of juicing), have even admitted to using PEDs. Where is the moral compass in that? But one would argue some of those who are in the Hall have failed to meet moral standards. Gaylord Perry, long time pitcher, “doctored” the baseball by using Vaseline to increase pitch movement. Ty Cobb was a racist who sharpened his spikes before games to maim opponents. Even Hank Aaron used performance-enhancing amphetamines throughout his career. Steroids have no business in sports, as it takes a toll on those who abuse it, mentally and physically. So if steroids have no business in baseball, then do steroid users belong in the hall among the greats?
Holden Haifley, Overtime Radio