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Baseball writers of America -- -- sit inside a question that has divided sports fans for more than a decade.
Do players suspected of using performance enhancing drugs deserve to be in the hall of fame.
Earlier today three players widely suspected of using steroids.
Made it under the ballot for the first time the home run king Barry Bonds pitching great Roger Clemens and slugger Sammy Sosa.
Based on numbers alone -- should be a lock for Cooperstown.
But allegations of drug use have seriously damage their chances.
And now the folks who will be voting are faced with what could be their most controversial decision since the hall of fame banished.
The legendary Pete Rose.
-- Dallas this -- are the baseball writers indicating how they might vote here.
Well the one I spoke within -- shed.
Rosenthal from fox sports and he was very adamant about saying that he will not vote for Roger Clemens Barry Bonds or Sammy Sosa but he even took it a step further saying.
From here on out that he won't vote on the first ballot for any -- -- -- He thinks because steroids were so prevalent in the eighty's the ninety's.
2000 that they deserve to be in Cooperstown -- You're supposed to consider.
Character integrity sportsmanship and you can take a subjective view and look at that any way you want to.
The hall of fame is not a privilege it is something that is.
An honor and it's something people vote for and it's not something players are just entitled to.
One of those players Barry Bonds issued a -- saying that sports writer should move on and but critics are accusing sports writers of kind of being the moral police on the straits.
Yet you know and he admittedly -- of the ridership or saying that they are voting their suspicions I -- look at.
The New York Times says in 2003 that he failed a drug test but that drug test was never made public and Sosa maintains -- this day that he never used.
Why does it -- using steroids but said.
That he was misled.
By a trainer who actually told him he was using arthritis medication.
And Roger Clemens denies that he ever used performance enhanced.
And Clemens as we all know recently was found not guilty by.
-- jury that's why some -- they should go by the numbers listen.
What does the hall of.
We need are you -- keep players out who have won seven MVP -- seven Cy Young awards the all time home run leader.
Why not let them and why not put the men and and frame it as that this was the error that they played it.
By the way the writers have until the end of December to cast their ballot chip Trace things clearly some audio problems out of there.
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