Ken Davidoff, New York Post baseball columnist and voting member of the BBWAA, wrote the following in his Jan. 20, 2018 article titled "My Crowded Hall of Fame Ballot, with No Regard for the 'Sacred Place,'" available at

“Enough already with talk of how inducting players who used illegal performance-enhancing drugs will ‘ruin’ the Hall, or relax’ its standards… To the contrary, the Hall’s only chance of being saved from irrelevance, of gaining acquittal from the serious charge of selective outrage, is for these guys to gain their earned place. For the voters to understand that their mission is not to police player-on-player crimes, but rather to look after the consumer, who has never been impacted one iota by illegal PED usage.”

Jan. 20, 2018