|If you had a vote, would this man be on your ballot?|
During the late 1990's and early 2000's, home runs flew out of ballparks at an unprecedented rate. Roger Maris' record of 61 home runs in a season, which seemed so unassailable for many years, was obliterated by two different men in the same year. Writers and fans alike thrilled at the amazing things happening in baseball. At the time, players like McGwire and Sosa seemed to be shoo-ins for the Hall of Fame.
That's not so certain anymore. With the implication that all this home-run power was a product of performance enhancing drugs, the case for several players became weaker and weaker. Out of the potential inductees under suspicion, only Mark McGwire is eligible this year. He'll be a test case for whether the others will ever emerge from the steroid fog.
The writers already had their say, SportsNation. Now it's your turn. If you had a vote, would you let any of these players into Cooperstown?