While the Hall welcomed aboard the robust class of Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman, Bonds and Clemens enjoyed only minimal gains in their sixth year on the ballot. Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner and two-time champion Yankee, ticked upward from percent to percent, while Bonds, the all-time and single-season home-run king, took a similarly modest step from percent to percent. Last year provided more hope for the anti-moralists, as Clemens and Bonds had tallied percent and percent, respectively, in the 2016 ballot.
Then, looking to cash in, Canseco brought the entire baseball universe to its knees. He ratted everyone out and people called him a liar. Love him or hate him, Jose was the realest of them all. Everybody from the fans to the commissioner were guilty. The higher-ups allowed the steroid culture to exist for that green piece of paper and they'll be lying if they said different. Case in point: Major League Baseball began testing for steroids for the first time in 2003 under guidelines in which the results were to remain anonymous with no penalties imposed. What type of soft shit is that? If none of these players on this list are allowed in Cooperstown , neither should any of the managers or the execs that were associated with them, especially Bud Selig .