Was Barry Bonds snubbed from Hall of Fame over steroid scandal? Fans drag David Ortiz

David Ortiz has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the very first year of his eligibility


                            Was Barry Bonds snubbed from Hall of Fame over steroid scandal? Fans drag David Ortiz
Barry Bonds and David Ortiz (Photos by Lachlan Cunningham/Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Former Red Sox star player David Ortiz, who is also famously known as the “Big Papi”, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the very first year of his eligibility. This irked the social media users as Barry Bonds, who is considered as one of the greatest players of Major League Baseball, was again snubbed for the coveted title. This was Barry’s last year of eligibility.
 
Apart from Barry Bonds, former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens too got ignored for one of the highest honors. The big news took Twitter by storm as many claimed that the 57-year-old iconic player was snubbed due to his alleged steroid usage controversy in the year 2007. David Ortiz was too embroiled in a similar controversy but the Internet believed that he was picked for the Hall of Fame as he was a likable dude. Ortiz played six seasons for the Minnesota Twins before joining the Red Sox in 2003 at age of 27.  
 
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Was Barry Bonds snubbed from Hall of Fame over steroid scandal?

According to the New York Post, David Ortiz received 77.9 percent of the vote whereas Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens failed to get in on their 10th and final years on the ballot with 66 percent and 65.2. percent vote, respectively. For the unversed, 75 percent of the vote is required to be eligible for the Hall of Fame.

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 Barry Bonds, who played for the San Francisco Giants, got in trouble when he was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in 2007. He was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to a grand jury during the federal government's investigation of BALCO, a manufacturer of an undetectable steroid. The seven-time National League MVP Barry Bonds was among the 89 players who were accused of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs at a time when the league was not testing for them. It is, however, also reported that he can still make it to the Hall of Fame via the 16-person Today's Game Committee. The meeting of the same is scheduled in December to discuss the Class of 2023. Barry is a record holder in MLB history with seven MVP awards.

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‘Horrendous message to today’s youth’

Reacting to Barry Bonds getting snubbed, one user stated, “David Ortiz - takes steroids, friendly towards media - Hall of Famer. Barry Bonds - take steroids, not friendly towards media - Not a Hall of Famer. Make it make sense.” Another posted, “A Hall of Fame that excludes Barry Bonds and Pete Rose is not really a Hall of Fame.” The next one got furious too and posted, “Horrendous message to today’s youth by the HOF. As a youth football coaching legend who has been preaching the value of sensible injections to my players, I’m not sure how to explain this to them.”
 
The next one shared, “So we elect a guy who was linked to steroids and didn’t even bring a glove to the field while bonds, the better hitter and 8 time gold glove winner doesn’t get in? What a joke.” Another added, “This is so disrespectful on so many levels .. losing respect for the baseball league.” One user tweeted, “Greatest to ever touch the diamond. The baseball hall of fame isn't respected because the gatekeepers decide they wanna feel big and strong when its time to vote. The MLB was fine making all that money off the steroid era. This is blasphemous.” Whereas, one individual asserted, “Barry Bonds made the MLB so much money and this is how they repay him. Such a joke.” And, one concluded,  “Barry Bonds, did steroids, kind of a d**k: no hall of fame. Alex Rodriguez, did steroids, kind of a d**k: no hall of fame. Roger Clemens, did steroids, kind of a d**k: no hall of fame. David Ortiz, did steroids, likable dude: 1st ballot Hall of Fame. Lesson: do roids, be nice.”

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Disclaimer: This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

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