As we get closer to the official announcement of the 2021 inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame, I thought it would be fun to fill out my own and then share my reasoning with you, my readers. This year’s ballot was challenging as the ballot had many baseball players who participated in or were accused of using Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). Plain and simple, this is something that could have and should have been avoided.
I also invited some people who love baseball to share their own Hall of Fame Ballots and why they chose those players. I hope that you enjoy it.
Richard, The Nats Report
- Nick Swisher
- Tim Hudson
- Scott Rolen
My overall reason for my three votes was for anyone who didn’t do PED’s. I am a purist at heart and will always be one. No matter what Major League Baseball knew or didn’t know, it was wrong and cheating. What kind of message does it send our kids that you can cheat and then get awarded with a plaque celebrating the achievements from cheating. There are plenty of players on this year’s ballot and future ballots that will fill the Baseball Hall of Fame for years and decades to come.
Winners never cheat, and losers never cheat. Plain and simple.
The three players that I voted for all played baseball without PED’s and had fantastic baseball careers in themselves, and they deserve to be in the Baseball of Fame, and they should be.