- In their last year of eligibility to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY both Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were snubbed by voters
- MLB fans reacted with the fury of a thousand suns after the game’s third greatest hitter ever and arguably the best pitcher ever weren’t enshrined in Cooperstown
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Well, it finally happened. Two of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, were snubbed from being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York after being snubbed by the hundreds of BBWAA members who cast HoF ballots.
These baseball writers who snubbed Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, as a whole, are the most self-important, bumptious, pompous, overweening, and egotistical group of writers on the planet and they’ve tarnished the legacy of the game more than steroids ever could. Every single one of them who used their votes or lack thereof to keep Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds out of Cooperstown deserves to be banished from the sport forever.
Two Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever
Barry Bonds is probably the third greatest hitter in MLB history behind only Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. He holds the single-season record for home runs (73), most career home runs (762), he hit dingers against 449 different pitchers, and managed 74 home runs AFTER he turned 40 years old. We could keep listing Barry’s incredible records but what’s the point?
Roger Clemens won the Cy Young Award SEVEN TIMES. He also won 354 games (9th all-time) with a career ERA of 3.12 and he recorded 4,672 strikeouts (3rd all-time). He’s one of only 7 pitchers in MLB history to throw a 1-hitter in the postseason where he won 2 World Series (also an 11-time All Star). They both deserved to be in the Hall of Fame. Everyone was juicing then. EVERYONE. MLB should’ve tested better and the voters that kept them out of Cooperstown should lose their credentials.
Naturally, baseball fans were PISSED.
MLB Fans Melt Down After Barry Bonds And Roger Clemens Get Snubbed From Hall Of Fame
David Ortiz: elected to Hall of Fame on first ballot.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens: denied on 10th and final BBWAA ballot.
Bonds and Clemens now can be considered by veterans' committees.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) January 25, 2022
Bud Selig is in the Hall of Fame, but Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens aren't.
What a joke.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) January 25, 2022
So let me get this straight. David Ortiz a known steroid is a first ballot Hall of Famer and Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens failed to get in on their tenth and final try. Total hypocrisy and BS.
— Believe In The Orange and Blue.com (@BelieveMetsBlog) January 25, 2022
A Hall of Fame without Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens is ridiculous.
— David Lennon (@DPLennon) January 25, 2022
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and ARod are all being kept out of the HOF despite being clear hall of famers because they took steroids. But David Ortiz gets a pass for his steroid use because the media liked him. Sad. https://t.co/uSQCdqTWuX
— Tyler (@Typac69) January 25, 2022
David Ortiz might have been a PED user but he 100% deserved to get in. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens might have been PED users but they 100% deserved to get in. Stop discrediting Ortiz for the voters being stupid.
— Ryan (@ryanishim) January 25, 2022
THE MLB IGNORED STEROID USE TO PROFIT AND GROW THE SPORT LET BARRY BONDS IN THE HALL OF FAME
— B.W. Carlin (@BaileyCarlin) January 25, 2022
Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, & Curt Schilling didn’t get in, the Baseball Hall of Fame is a joke
— Hirsty (@Hirstotle) January 25, 2022
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are Hall of Famers, I could not care less what the voters think
— Correa Enthusiast (@YankeeWRLD) January 25, 2022
@MLB Tom Verducci and anybody else that votes for #DavidOrtiz but not for #BarryBonds should not be allowed to vote for the #MLBHallofFame ever again. Verducci’s ballot is an absolute stain on the process. #MLBNetwork
— Bill (@zeluchie) January 25, 2022
So Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens don’t make it into the HOF but Ortiz does on his first ballot?? Sure he should eventually get in but not this go around. This is sad for baseball. Steroids or not, Clemens and Bonds need to be in the HOF.
— Logan gallant (@logangallant5) January 25, 2022
One new member? F'n kidding me?! @mlb
— Cass Anderson (@casspa) January 25, 2022
MLB Network did a whole segment on PEDs but failed to include David Ortiz who did in fact test positive for PEDs as many times as Sammy Sosa, and more than Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
— MLB Nerds (@MLBNerds) January 25, 2022
Barry Bonds belongs in the Hall of Fame. And if he's not there by the end of today, the museum has failed at its stated mission: preserve history.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 25, 2022
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, two mainstays for multiple decades. Not in the HOF. Baseball is so dumb. https://t.co/BHKIQGTKhX
— The Dizzle (@Nmartin55) January 25, 2022
So many of the nearly 400 ballots for Cooperstown are kept confidential. Many of the voters who snubbed Bary Bonds and Roger Clemens kept their ballots secret but in doing so it’s been pretty easy for discerning fans to figure out who they are.
Bonds and Roger now have other options. They could be voted in by a committee at some point in the future but the BBWAA did them dirty. Every single person who left them off their ballots should lose their credentials.