Several members of the Baseball Hall of Fame allege that users of steroids must never be elected for their club. They state that such baseball players, as Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be kept out of the Baseball Hall of Fame. They are very happy that these athletes didn’t get needed percentage of voting to enter the Hall of Fame. According to them, it is fair. They think that otherwise our kids get confused. They will think that they are allowed to use steroids and whatever they want and remain unpunished. Thus, it would be a bad example for future generations. Al Kaline, Goose Gossage and several others who belong to the Baseball Hall of Fame have this opinion. They even point at cycling, as a good example to follow.
What happened actually in the world of cycling? The famous American cyclist was accused of taking banned products. As a result, he lost his 7 Tour de France titles and sentenced to life-time suspension.
So, certain Hall of Famers say that cycling is a good example for baseball. Baseball players that are found guilty of doping should be banned from this sport wholly. Record books must not contain information about success of those that have been caught administering banned drugs. Those that have lied should be punished appropriately.
Nonetheless, not every member of the Baseball Hall of Fame has this opinion. For example, Juan Marichal supports Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, etc. He believes that these baseball players should be in the Hall of Fame. These athletes are stars in baseball. No one could prove that they have really taken doping products. Since there is no any proof, suspicions cost nothing.
Under rules related to voting for the Hall of Fame, baseball players that have great skills and those that have contributed to their teams essentially should be in the Hall of Fame. Undoubtedly, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were great players. They made obvious contributions to their teams. That’s why they should be in the Hall of Fame.