Even current players are getting into the act. Here’s Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy, writing in The Players’ Tribune, about the current Hall of Fame stuff:
The question of whether performance enhancing drug (PED) users should be allowed to gain admittance to the Hall of Fame is one that I’ve thought a lot about. Admittedly, it’s a mess. The ramifications extend far and wide, but I believe the answer is to admit those players whose on-field accomplishments merit it and leave history to be the final judge and jury. Ultimately, I believe the greatest injustice would be to leave worthy players—some of whom are objectively among the greatest ever—out of the Hall of Fame, when there very well may be guys already enshrined who have used performance enhancing drugs.
And there more than “very well may” if Thomas Boswell is to be believed.
In other news, McCarthy is a capable writer. Let’s see if this works both ways.
[throws baseball; it travels 75 feet at 48 m.p.h.; my arm hurts for three days]
OK, maybe not.