My 2023 Baseball Hall-of-Fame ballot
If I had a vote, which I will one day, this is how I would vote
Let’s be honest for a second. The Baseball Hall of Fame is a joke. The Home Run King Barry Bonds and the all-time hit leader Pete Rose are absent from the Hall. Sammy Sosa, who hit over 600 homeruns in his career is not in the Hall. Roger Clemens, a top 10 pitcher of all-time, is not in the Hall. And countless other names, who deserve to be in the Hall, are being left out by the BBWAA, who want to play the moral gatekeepers of the game.
The names listed above, except for Pete Rose, all played during the steroid era, and have been accused or have admitted to using PED’s. The majority of the players were on the juice back then, and therefore it’s foolish to keep anyone out of the Hall regardless if they tested positive for steroids. It was an even playing field while they played.
This year some of the all-time greats like Many Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, and Jeff Kent will likely not be elected to the hall again because of these writers who continue to show they have no true knowledge of the game. Kent, arguably the greatest offensive 2nd baseman in the history of the game, is on his last year of eligablity. Sheffield is on his second to last year. These are all-time greats that are being left out of the Hall, that is supposed to honor these athletes.
Memeber of the cheating 2017 cheating Astros Carlos Beltrán is making his first apperance on the ballot. It’s going to be interesting how these self-righteous writers judge Beltrán, who actually cheated, as opposed to all-time greats who adapted to survive.
If I had a vote, this is how my ballot would look.
And if there was a write in section, I would vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling. It’s a travesty that these legends weren’t inducted last year in the writers ballot nd the contemprary era vote as well.
These writers are a bunch of geeks who don’t understand the game, and they prove it year after year by not electing the true greats of the game
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