As most of you know the voting for MLB HOF was released today an no one was elected, only the 2nd time in 40 years.
I'v heard a lot about who should get in the MLB HOF. Also about the steroid era and how some baseball writers sending in blank ballots. Some say they won't vote for those associated with PEDs.
Not all the writers will agree on who deserves to be in the Hall and neither will all the fans agree. As fans we tend to want our favorite players elected, but how can we know if they used. Rumors abound every day on did they or didn't they. There are players that are disliked my writers for whatever reason and won't vote for them, others don't want certain players to be 1st ballot electee, so maybe the process is flawed.
There are players I liked, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza among others. We can't know who did and who didn't, so how do you make it fair. My suggestion is to just put the stats in, if a player hits 4 HRs in a game that shoud be part of the MLB history, no hitters, complete game shut-outs, triple plays to name a few. Maybe some players weren't good enough for the Hall, but still managed to have some great moments. After all the HOF is a museum. Individuals don't have to be elected, just their stats or a great achievement, let the fans that visit the HOF decide for themselves if the great achievements were earned with or without PEDs.
Just saying, if you only put in the stats, you don't have to worry about the character of the player, or whether he was nice to the media, who cares. As an example, I didn't care much for Pete Rose because of his betting on baseball and as a player/manager could affect outcomes of a game, but his stats were clean as far as I know.