Sammy Sosa was a great player. He really was. But now, on June 16, 2009, it was proven that he used steroids in 2003. I would assume that he used them before also. Was his great single season home run record chase with Mark McGwire legitimate or was he on steroids at that time? We may never know, but we do know that he used steroids at least in 2003 when he claimed not to have ever used them. Should he be allowed into the Hall of Fame?
Just to play devils advocate.. what about acting and music celebrities who use drugs such as meth, cocaine, and others to get them in a zone for their craft?? Should there be controversy over Grammy and Oscar type awards?
You must not be a baseball fan...or you must be joking. He was a baseball player who played the majority of his career with the Chicago Cubs and became a great player as well as a memorable home run hitter. I wrote a hub on him if you want to check it out http://hubpages.com/hub/Sammy-Sosa
Yes, it will be interesting. As far as I know, no players who have tested positive for steroids have been inducted. And I believe that is how it should be. I think if you used steroids, you should automatically not be allowed into the Hall of Fame. Check out my hub on this topic http://hubpages.com/hub/Steroids-In-Baseball1
Someone actually asked Bud Selig about adding a section of the Hall of Fame for steroid users and he responded by saying, "You'd have to have a cocaine wing too, I guess. How about an amphetamine wing?"
Interesting thought, but I think I agree with Selig. Not a great idea.
Maybe, but I really don't think that he meant to use a corked bat. Because they checked every single one of his other 76 bats and none of them contained cork. But who knows...? It is much harder to believe anything he said now.
With all the steroids and drug use in baseball- why the hell is Pete Rose still banned from the Hall of Fame? You got all these guys messing with the game, just like Pete did- and they get more money, play, and...
He was caught gambling. He has been permanently banned from baseball including the Hall of Fame. Is this a fair punishment? Are there other players who have committed worse crimes who are not banned from the game or the...
In my opinion, Pete Rose is the greatest hitter to ever step on a baseball field and should be in the Hall of Fame. I'm sure there are players in the HOF that have also done some immoral things in their time. Isn't the...