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Should baseball players with known steroid abuse be allowed into the Hall of Fame?

  • Hall of famers

    They don't know if players in the start of MLB how do we know if Babe Ruth was not juicing or if he was. So people think they're the greatest, they may have been cheating too and they're in the Hall of Fame. So when people think they're cheating how do they know if the Hall of Famers were not cheating?

  • Nearly everybody did it

    Eric Gagne and many others have said more than 1/2 of the MLB players were juiced, just not everyone got caught. Just because some got caught doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed in the hall of fame. They should have an asterisk by their name but that entire era could have been juiced and were just picking on a few.

  • I believe that baseball players with known steroid abuse should be allowed into the Hall of Fame, because other violators have been allowed into the Hall.

    The Baseball Hall of Fame should allow players with steroid abuse in, because other cheaters and violators have been allowed into the Hall of Fame. There have been spitball pitchers, players who spiked other players, corked their bats, watered down the infield and many other techniques, which might be considered cheating. Although steroids helped inflate certain players' statistics, field dimensions have changed, the pitching mound has been lowered and other factors helped inflate their stats, as well. I think players who come clean about their steroid use should be allowed in, but those who lied about it should not.

  • Yes and no.

    I believe that they should be allowed in the hall just based on their records, but on the plaque that they would receive it should say "Steroid user". Same should go for Shoeless Joe and Pete Rose only instead it says "Bet on baseball". That's what I believe, how about you?

  • I believe they should be allowed into the hall of fame

    Many people actually say that players like Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa saved baseball, because several years ago baseball was on the verge of shutting down and with all the home-runs hit by them they increased the fan base and revenue into the business. The home-run races shattered records and made the sport much more lively.

  • Baseball players with known steroid abuse should be allowed into the Hall of Fame because, prior to steroids, players had alternative advantages.

    Every different generation of baseball player has had advantages available to him, whether they are underhanded or not is another question. If players, like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, can be inducted into the Hall of Fame, when they played only against other white players, then steroid users should be allowed in also. In the steroid craze of the late 1990's, so many players were using steroids that it did not become a huge advantage.

    Posted by: AnxiousXavier
  • Only if there were no restrictions at the time they played.

    There were no restrictions for a long period of baseball history, and by the time many steroid users such as Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens were at the height of their careers, steroids had become as much a part of baseball as peanuts and hot dogs. Regardless of their mistakes, these players and others regret their decisions and consider them some of the worst decisions in their life. Should today's users be admitted? No! But players were not tested and there were no restrictions at the time these, and other "greats" played.

  • I believe that baseball players with known steroid abuse should be allowed into the Hall of Fame, because other violators have been allowed into the Hall.

    The Baseball Hall of Fame should allow players with steroid abuse in, because other cheaters and violators have been allowed into the Hall of Fame. There have been spitball pitchers, players who spiked other players, corked their bats, watered down the infield and many other techniques, which might be considered cheating. Although steroids helped inflate certain players' statistics, field dimensions have changed, the pitching mound has been lowered and other factors helped inflate their stats, as well. I think players who come clean about their steroid use should be allowed in, but those who lied about it should not.

    Posted by: GlossyCyrus79
  • Yes they should

    Many others in the hall of fame were using amphetamines, doctoring the ball, corking bats, playing in a segregated era, etc that it is unfair to not let these players in. Most of the league was using PEDs in the era anyways and didn't get caught it still were scrubs. The guys who used PEDs were generally perennial all stars and bonds and arod would've been hall of famers even without them. What people don't understand is HGH helps you stay healthy and steroids make you stronger. They don't make you make contact any more than before or make you a better fielder. A corked bat is actually more of an advantage because you just have to hit the ball. Not to mention everyone knew what was going on including that scumbag selig but they allowed it to happen because it brought fans back after the strike. Also there were no rules against PED use at the time. I think any PED users who have been caught after the rules were put in place should be excluded. But Clemens, bonds, soda and others should be allowed in

  • Truth about baseball.

    Baseball was going down hill fast and the serge of homerun battles saved the sport. If you have ever played baseball you would know there is a lot of factors that go into someones swing. Someone can be juiced as much as they want but if they don't have the correct mechanics then they don't have a chance. The people that played baseball and were on steroids when it was legal should not be kept out of baseball when in that time they were not breaking any rules.

  • Shame to Hall of Fame

    If you let these steroid users in it would be like saying people like Carlton Fisk, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays did drugs too. These players actually put in the time and effort to get to the Hall of Fame. They actually worked out and practiced to be great. It would be a complete disgrace.

  • THIS IS THE TRUTH!

    Baseball is an amazing sport and I love it!!!! It is also a hard-working sport as there are many goals that are needed to be achieved.If you take steroids, well you'll ultimately achieve your goal easily. Baseball is a sport where you play fair not unfair. I believe that your actions come with a reward. If you play well in baseball you earned a spot in the HOF. If you cheat and lie, well good luck ever making it to there. The HOF's are ment for good, fair, and true baseball players! Not cheaters.

  • CONFUSED!

    IT IS CHEATING. I do not get how people do not understand the concept of that word. who cares if a specific steroid was not banned in 2003 and now is in 2012. its banned for a reason. too many people look for the easy way out and most of them get caught the lucky ones get away. but you have to take the good with the bad. But if evidence is found then my answer will always be yes

  • It doesn't give a chance to all the other players who don't use these drugs to be able to be considered into the hall of fame.

    Because cheaters are just cheaters. And they are more of a cheater when they use these drugs that enhances there performance to be able yo be considered into the hall of fame when they are taking the spot of a player who has not use these drugs to be inducted into the HALL OF FAME
    By Anonymous

  • I do not think that baseball players with known steroid abuse be allowed into the Hall of Fame, because they do not set a good example.

    I do not think that those baseball players who are known steroid users should be allowed to be in the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is for people we look at as heroes. Using steroids does not set a good example, and these players should not be looked up to.

    Posted by: FemaleTyron73
  • I do not believe that players with known steroid abuse should be allowed into the Hall of Fame, because we have no way of knowing which of their achievements were natural, and which were unfairly manufactured.

    Because the purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding natural talent in the sport of baseball, I do not believe that players that are known steroid abusers should ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Posted by: ToughEfrain26
  • Baseball players who have used steroids have essentially cheated and do not deserve a place in the Hall of Fame.

    As a baseball player, one must follow the rules of their organization. If not, they should face termination. If steroids simply just made people stronger, then everyone should take them. But, since there are a wide array of horrible side affects, steroids are illegal. Anybody who tries to cheat their way to greatness does not deserve recognition.

    Posted by: ConsciousNolan82
  • Baseball players with known steroid abuse should not be allowed into the Hall of Fame, because they got to this point under false pretenses.

    It is completely unfair to reward baseball players that have are known to have abused steroids by allowing them into the Hall of Fame. Their baseball success was attained under false pretenses, and this should not be tolerated. People who should be allowed into the Hall of Fame are people who truly deserve it under their natural abilities. They should be people who can be role models, and not people who cheated to get to where they are.

    Posted by: eyeslikethat
  • I do not believe that baseball players with known steroid abuse should be allowed into the Hall of Fame, because steroids is a form of cheating.

    Baseball players with steroid abuse should be disqualified from the Hall of Fame, because they knowingly broke the rules of the sport by using steroids, which is a form of cheating. Steroids also provide an unfair advantage over the other players. Allowing these players into the Hall of Fame sets a poor example to other players who might consider following suit, if they witness no consequences for breaking the rules.

    Posted by: ThickBoyce84
  • Why give honor to someone who cheated to gain their chance at greatness?

    When there was not a question of steroids, the honor to get into the Hall of Fame meant something. There is no glory in winning, if you cheated.

    Posted by: MistyJefferson59

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