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Hall of Fame Ballot

The 2013 baseball hall of fame class was announced this afternoon and no one got in. It was a stunning move in which the ballot that was thought to be loaded. Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio all missed out. Biggio was the closest to reaching the 75% needed to get in.

I believe Clemens and Bonds will eventually get in because even though theyíve both been linked to steroids; both players were hall of famers before they took the steroids. The writers probably wanted to make a point to not let these two get in on the first try. Sosa will probably never get in.

Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza
Paul Abell/US Presswire
The two biggest shocks were Piazza and Biggio. Piazza has never tested for steroids and never showed up on any of the lists of offenders. Piazza was arguably the greatest hitting catcher of all time and should have gotten in this year. Itís dangerous to think writers kept him out because they might think he took performance enhancing drugs. Where do we draw the line?

Biggio is an even bigger shocker as he is thought to be a clean player and had over 3,000 hits in his career. 3,000 hits has been an automatic number getting players into Cooperstown. I donít even know how a writer could have voted against him? The guy had an amazing career playing for just one team and playing at a high level at three different positions. He started as a catcher, moved to second base and finished in center field. He is a local guy too as he played his college ball at Seton Hall.

This was an awful day for major league baseball.
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