MLB Community Upset Barry Bonds Left Out Hall Of Fame While David Ortiz Elected

For another year, Barry Bonds was short of the vote needed to be elected into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. But this time, David Ortiz got in during his first year eligible.

Both Ortiz and Big Papi tested positive for PEDs during their storied careers. The difference being that Bonds stood trial for a perjury and obstruction of justice case, whereas Ortiz tested positive during a survey test in 2003 that was supposed to remain anonymous.

Either way, when the news was announced, many were upset that David Ortiz has been given the benefit of the doubt while Barry Bonds (arguably the best hitter ever) has been given a life sentence in “baseball jail”.

Fans and media members continued their attack on the Hall of Fame voters for the clear double-standard they work with as it pertains to Barry Bonds and David Ortiz.

The Giants sent out a statement on Barry Bonds missing out on Cooperstown, yet again.

The Barry Bonds vs. David Ortiz debate rages on

I think there’s a clear answes to this whole debate centered around steroid-users and he Hall of Fame: just let em’ all in if the stats back it up. If Cooperstown is a place that’s supposed to tell the history of the game of baseball, then there should absolutely be a plaque for David Ortiz, Barry Bonds, Pete Rose, Roger Clemens, etc.

Sure, we can continue to place an asterisk around the entire steroid-era. But letting some known PED users in while the ones who are more unlikable (for whatever reason) have to continue to fall short of the vote is no way for the MLB to continue going forward.

The Barry Bonds-David Ortiz debate is another example of how baseball is so out of touch when it comes to the different viewpoints of the players, owners, media members and its fans.


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