Jonathan Weiler: After A-Rod Ban, Time to Talk More Seriously About Commissioner Selig's Own Tarnished Legacy
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Now that Commissioner Selig has thrown the book at Alex Rodriguez, it is past time for sports media to stop giving a free pass to the man who is most responsible for having allowed the steroid problem to fester for as long as it did -- the commissioner himself.
Having presided over the so-called steroid era that virtually all fans, sports media and Selig himself claim has severely damaged the game's history, Commissioner Selig ought to bear ultimate responsibility for that era.
At a minimum, Bud Selig should be barred from the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame voters have already set a precedent -- if you are tainted by steroids, you can expect to be blocked from Cooperstown (even when there is really no evidence at all connecting you to PEDs, as is true for Jeff Bagwell). Beginning with Mark McGwire's first failed bid, in 2007, many Hall of Fame voters have made clear that suspected steroid use is disqualifying, even concerning players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, ...
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