The 2013 Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame class was announced and the podium will be filled by no one this year as no player got the necessary 75% of the vote for induction with Craig Biggio being the closest at 68%. There are so many different things that can be said about this vote that it could take days to talk about every little thing. However if there is one thing that will be said about this, it is that the baseball writers want nothing to do with the steroid era players.
Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both got around 35% of the vote and that won’t even come close to making the Hall ever. Unless there are some drastic changes in the voting patterns of the writers, neither will ever see Cooperstown. Clemens and Bonds both had Hall of Fame careers going before the allegations of steroids come to the limelight. If both stayed clean and almost everyone thinks they didn’t, they would be celebrating making the Hall right now. It just isn’t going to happen though for either one.
Next year will see at least two players make it in Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas and potentially a few more to go with them but it is going to be a very quiet final weekend in July for Cooperstown as all the Veterans Committee inductees have already passed away. There will be no one at the podium to talk baseball that day and that’s the biggest shame of it all. The fans of baseball get cheated yet again and now must wait until 2014 to see another Hall Of Fame ceremony.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.