Sunday, January 13, 2013
DEFENDING THE HONOR OF BASEBALL
There is something very sacred about the honor and integrity of competition, regardless of the sport. As I often like to say to the commissioners of my fantasy sports leagues, “It's not fun if it's not fair!” When players commit infractions against the rules of the sport, they are penalized through either fines or suspensions. However, when you violate the honor and integrity of the sport, penalties become much more severe.
Mark McGwire used steroids? No. But he cemented his legacy in the minds of many fans when he repeatedly refused to answer questions at a Congressional hearing about his own purported use of steroids (Read HERE.) Same goes for Barry Bonds when his name was found on BALCO's records (HERE.)
Now the results of the voting are a matter of historical record. I am glad that the writers struggled with the vote, and that they took their responsibilities seriously. I am glad they defended the honor and integrity of baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. While many will disagree with me, as far as the voting goes, they got it right. That's my opinion... what do you think? Comment.
--Ike Dimitriadis, BYB Writer