Bonds or Clemens?
So unless you have been sequestered all day, the Mitchell Report was released. While some names, like Bonds were no surprise, Clemens and Petitte were big surprises.
But let's come down to the real debate. There has been no evidence that Bonds knowingly took steroids until now. Roger Clemens was never mentioned in the investigation until today. Some Hall of Fame Voters have publicly stated that they would never vote for Bonds. So do we leave out one of the greatest pitchers of all time?
I'm a big believer in innocent until proven guilty. So until very recently, I always believed in Bonds. Even now, you can argue that he didn't need enhancements to attain a fairly close career. So because he is the official home run record holder, I think he should be in the Hall when he is eligible. Same for Clemens. I'll be interested to know if voters will treat Bonds and Clemens the same way.