National Baseball Hall of Fame News: Cooperstown Got It, Right Steroid Users Should Not Get In

 
on January 10 2013 11:09 PM

Well the HOF vote got it right today. All the readers and public who write to the all the sports writers have had their effect. Those guys did not get in the hall and in my opinion they should never get in. What if we find out that someone elected also cheated "what would those ramifications be?" I'll tell what they should be. Ask Lance Armstrong. He was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsors and now in a few cases faces lawsuits. That is what should happen. Throw them out of the hall. Let me ask you this. How many more games do you think Greg Maddux might have won if he could have gotten 5 more mph out of his moving fastball?? A whole bunch I'm sure. Did he use the hgh? The cream? Hell no, compared to Clemens he couldn't throw his way out of a paper bag but he has one more total win and I sure feel a lot better about him as HOF next year and a first ballot one too. No, like Lance and OJ and other great athletes they should realize there are consequences for their actions. I for one am relived none of those guys got in. My son and I were both ashamed when McGwire admitted his use but at least Has some personal relief and pride back. No, let them sit on the outside and ponder what went wrong. Why a game they loved as a child somehow became a terrible business with incredible pressure that lead them astray. Not everyone succumbs to those pressures. Listen again to the induction speeches of Ryno and the Hawk. To much respect for the game they said too much respect for their team mates. No, I'm perfectly satisfied with today's result and to a man almost everyone of my friends are too. A line must be drawn in the sand and there is no better place than inside those white chalk lines to start. 

 What if we find out that someone elected also cheated "what would those ramifications be?" I'll tell what they should be. Ask Lance Armstrong. He was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsors and now in a few cases faces lawsuits. That is what should happen. Throw them out of the hall. Let me ask you this. How many more games do you think Greg Maddux might have won if he could have gotten 5 more mph out of his moving fastball?? A whole bunch I'm sure. Did he use the hgh? The cream? Hell no, compared to Clemens he couldn't throw his way out of a paper bag but he has one more total win and I sure feel a lot better about him as HOF next year and a first ballot one too. No, like Lance and OJ and other great athletes they should realize there are consequences for their actions. I for one am relived none of those guys got in. My son and I were both ashamed when McGwire admitted his use but at least Has some personal relief and pride back. No, let them sit on the outside and ponder what went wrong. Why a game they loved as a child somehow became a terrible business with incredible pressure that lead them astray. Not everyone succumbs to those pressures. Listen again to the induction speeches of Ryno and the Hawk. To much respect for the game they said too much respect for their team mates. No, I'm perfectly satisfied with today's result and to a man almost everyone of my friends are too. A line must be drawn in the sand and there is no better place than inside those white chalk lines to start. 

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