For the last five years or so, we've heard every possible argument made both for and against Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Now, we're ready to see if they actually get in.
The ballot for the 2013 Hall of Fame class was just released and, not surprisingly, Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa are all present alongside other first-timers like Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, and Curt Schilling. And now, members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will have to decide if they'll vote for or against Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa—with each player needing to appear on 75 percent of the writers' ballots in order to gain acceptance into Cooperstown.
Think any of 'em will do it? Eh, we aren't gonna hold our breath. But, it will spark some lively—and, for once, timely—discussion on who does and doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. The results will be announced on January 9. So, stay tuned.
[via ESPN Chicago]