Joe Posnanski, one of the most talented and thoughtful sportswriters in the game today, has a really interesting take about the Baseball Hall of Fame on his Sports Illustrated blog, Curiously Long Posts. Posnanski tackles the issue of whether known steroid users like Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire deserve to be voted into the Hall of Fame. It’s well-trod ground, but Posnanski makes the discussion fresh again by looking back at the history of baseball writers voting for Hall of Fame players, and the unintended consequences that come with making arbitrary rules meant to keep the HoF “pure”. If you’re a baseball fan, it’s well worth your time.
Joe Posnanski, The Future (And Past) of the HOF.