Tom Joyce, a freelance writer, stated in a Jan. 21, 2019 article titled "Stop Pretending Steroid Users Shouldn't Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame," available at

“The National Baseball Hall of Fame has done a poor job acknowledging some of the top players in MLB history in recent years…

The Hall of Fame should be about recognizing the achievements of the players, regardless of what it took for them to do it. Are we supposed to just pretend Barry Bonds never set the all-time home run record or that he never hit 73 home runs in a season? Are we supposed to pretend the great home run chase of 1998 between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa never happened and did not help the league’s popularity after the 1994 strike?”

Jan. 21, 2019