Barry Bonds got snubbed in the Hall of Fame balloting in his last year of eligibility. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy…
His “stellar” stats aside, he lives with a giant asterisk next to his name for the rest of his life. By his choice. He took the chance, probably figuring in his own annoyingly boastful way, he’d get away with it or just deny until people gave in. If he didn’t have such a contrary personality, maybe some would have given him the benefit of the doubt. Guess he must have really been juicin’. Same goes for Mr. Clemens.
It’s really quite simple: they both cheated. They crossed the line in the perverted quest for that competitive edge.
Congrats to Big Papi, I think.