For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America did not elect a new member into the MLB Hall of Fame. This was the first year in which the biggest names from the ‘Steroid Era’ (Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, and Sammy Sosa) were eligible for enshrinement. And while I don’t agree with the final decision, that is not the purpose of this piece. I could easily delve into the infinitely cyclical argument of whether these players that have been linked to steroids deserve a spot in Cooperstown, but I won’t. I will however, question some writers’ rationale behind keeping them out.