didn't think he was, but I thought that was who Baloo was referring to with the "no way a steroid candidate gets in before bonds" quote.
I wasn't referring to anyone specific. We're about to see an entire generation of players excluded under suspicion of drug use because you can't really let anyone in until Bonds and Clemens are in and have a claim at legitimacy.
The voters can't put in Bagwell or McGwire until Bonds is in there, because otherwise, it'll just look silly. But once Bonds is in, the stigma will likely have eroded and they'll be a general vibe of the horse's nose is under the tent and hell, everyone was doing it, and we can't keep out every single player from that era. So the standard will slowly erode away.
ETA: Though I think there will always be a "not on the first ballot" punishment for steroid era players. Which is silly, but oh well.
This post was edited on 11/28 at 11:27 am