Wait 'til next year

Cooperstown controversy looms with Bonds, Clemens on the ballot

Updated: July 25, 2012, 12:36 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- It was an idyllic weekend for baseball and American values in upstate New York. Birds chirped. The sun shone. Business hummed at the lemonade stands. And former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, the quintessential hometown kid made good, shed any pretense of faux cool when he stood on the Clark Sports Center podium and exclaimed to no one in particular, "This is un-stinking-believable!"

The weekend evoked a certain innocence that traditionalists hold dear. But ...

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