"As for those who played during the period of PED use, I won’t vote for any of them." - Ken Gurnick, Dodgers writer MLB.com
Wow. This audacity smacks of a high judge of character beyond the reach of history or fact. The Hall of Fame is a museum not a court. It’s a place to memorialize and remember not chastise and deny. It’s a full of all kinds of men who played their hearts and bodies out and left an indelible impression on American psyche and global culture through baseball. Every man plays the game to the rules of the era they play in. Those are the constraints of their time. Some are honorable and honest and follow the rules. Some don’t and excel by making their own rules. All play the game. The Hall of Fame in Cooperstown honors the game of baseball above all. The players who play it make the story the Hall of Fame tells. If you have the power to vote try not to re-write the story for those of us who can’t vote. We are the people who will look to the Hall of Fame in the future to tell us its tales and uphold the history of our National Pastime.