Rafael Palmeiro doesn't pass the test

It would be nice to ignore steroid controversy in HOF voting, but it would be wrong

Updated: January 18, 2011, 1:03 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

For years, Rafael Palmeiro ducked the phone calls, ignored the messages, stayed out of the public eye and hoped that perhaps people would forgive and forget.

If only it were that easy.

I didn't vote for Raffy for the Hall of Fame at the end of December, as much I would have liked to do exactly that. I offer no apologies for that either, nor do I apologize for leaving Mark McGwire off my ballot, or Juan Gonzalez, or any of the others closely linked with steroid use whose numbers should ...

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