Though we blast the self-important BBWAA members who deal in absolutes, there's no denying that the Hall of Fame has itself a pickle. Bonds and Clemens, the consensus best hitter and pitcher of MLB's last 20 years, are eligible this year, the most obvious examples of players who would get in based solely on their stats, but are tainted by the rumors and the zeitgeist of the steroid era. Do you reward them for their numbers, while letting them slide on the PEDs they almost assuredly used to get better? Do you punish them for their transgressions, while ignoring their accomplishments, their competition, and baseball's amphetamine-littered past?
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