Baseball Scandals Swirl Around Tuesday’s Hall Of Fame Announcement

The National Baseball Hall of Fame will complete its Class of 2020 Tuesday as two distinct eras of scandal merge.

The first is the steroid era, which has mesmerized the voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for the better part of the past decade.

Now that electronic sign stealing has tainted the accomplishments of the 2017 Houston Astros and 2018 Boston Red Sox, one can only wonder how years from now Hall voters will twist themselves into a collective pretzel trying to figure that one out.

Major League Baseball won’t take away the respective World Series titles won by Houston and Boston just as the all-time record 762 homers hit by Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens’ 354 wins and 4,672 strikeouts will always stand.

The are no scarlet asterisks next any of them, and neither should there be.

But the voters sure as heck can bar the doors of the Hall to those who participated in taking (or were even…

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