With few exceptions, an entire generation of players has been implicated in steroid use.
That generation, though, is replete with figures who were not only superstars, but posted career numbers far beyond what many consider the necessary milestones to make it to Cooperstown.
So, how should PED-linked players be treated? Thus far, Mark McGwire hasn't been given the time of day by voters — a strong statement given that he held the single-season home run record.
Soon enough, they'll have to make decisions about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, players who rank among the very best ever to step onto a diamond — but are also widely believed to have used steroids.
Those players, though, never faced disciplinary action for steroid use — a hurdle that will make things even dicier for Manny Ramirez. As a a member of the 500/.300 club, Ramirez would be a shoo-in for the Hall — if not for the controversy.
Unfortunately, those controversies just won't go away.
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