The guy was implicated and caught using PEDs in The Mitchell Report. If they’re going to let one known cheater in the Hall then they might as well open the doors for all the cheaters. pete rose, shoeless joe, clemens, a-rod, bonds, sosa… come on down!!!
ortiz is a favorite of sportswriters and got a pass.
I agree with you. Is it about what you did on the field, or a popularity contest?
Some of these players would have made the HOF regardless of steroids. Bonds and Clemens. Why are they keeping Curt Schilling and Pete Rose out? They aren’t steroid players. They are better than many players currently in the HOF. Who are we kidding here? Do we think everyone in the Hall are model citizens?
I am aware of what Schilling did. Because he’s sick of it. He’s not getting in whether he did that or not. As far as Rose goes, who cares? I’ll be honest, I never liked the guy. I think he’s a jackass! But he’s a hall of famer.
From what I heard, and I don’t know this for sure, Shoeless Joe took the money but didn’t comply. If I took the money to slash someone’s tires and I don’t do it, am I still guilty of slashing the tires?
Not of slashing the tire but maybe a crime to being an accomplice in the caper could get you in some trouble. Any way’s taking a bribe and then pretending to look the other way is ethically wrong and Shoeless Joe paid a steep price for his indiscretion at the time.
No. Shoeless Joe was part of a larger conspiracy to throw the World Series. People point to his batting statistics during the series and say “how could he have thrown the World Series when he was batting like that?” There is no film of those games and we don’t know what else he did or didn’t do on the defensive side.
Also, he was most likely aware that others were doing the same and the net result was that the White Sox threw and lost the World Series with or without his tanking at the plate.
Unless there were other people getting paid to slash those hypothetical tires that you mentioned…The two scenarios just don’t match up.