Interesting. What's your justification?
I don't particularly care about the baggage. Baseball is a game mired in controversy. Babe Ruth didn't play against Black players, Gaylord Perry got in the hall of fame for being a notorious cheater, Dock Ellis pitched a perfect game while on LSD, Amphetamines were used--popularly--in baseball for literally decades, steroids have probably been around since the 1970s. The list goes on, saying this era of PEDs bars this generations players from the Hall of Fame is garbage in my mind.
For some context, I'm 23, I grew up watching Barry Bonds. I would stay up late to watch Bonds. I credit Barry Bonds with me falling in love with baseball. I was bummed when all the steroids stuff came out, but those memories didn't not happen.
For my money, Barry Bonds is the best baseball player I have ever watched and will ever watch. He was electric beyond all belief. If you wanna put something on the plaque, fine. But those games happened, they should be recognized.
Also, wouldn't it just be downright fascinating to watch Bonds give a speech at the hall in front of everyone. When he has to reflect on his career.
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