Baseball Hall of Fame
There are no road maps for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. They’re on the short-list of best players in the history of baseball, but they’re heavily freighted with their ties to the so-named “steroids era.”
The union that represents Major League Baseball players was not particularly pleased with Wednesday’s Hall of Fame shutout delivered by the Baseball Writers’ Assn. of America (BBWAA), saying “to ignore the historic accomplishments of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens is hard to justify.”
While many people wonder if Barry Bonds’s alleged steroid use will keep him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame, San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Bear said it’s likely that some players from the so-called “steroids era” of baseball will be inducted—including Bonds.
The BALCO Steroids case continues now that attorneys for Barry Bonds have said they are appealing his obstruction of justice conviction to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams, who led the Oakland A’s to two consecutive World Series titles, has died in Las Vegas.