Former San Francisco Giant outfielder Barry Bonds swings against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thu Jul 19, 2022. On Sun Dec 4, 2022 Bonds did get enough votes for Hall of Fame induction from the Contemporary Era Committee. (AP News file photo)
On That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast:
#1 Amaury, how much of a message does it send when the Contemporary Era Committee voted to keep former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds out of the MLB Hall of Fame?
#2 Only former Atlanta Brave Fred McGriff was elected to this year’s Hall of Fame class with a amazing 100% of the vote. The 100% vote is a clear message by the 16 member committee that they will not vote for players who used steroids to achieve the records that they did.
#3 Bonds getting four votes is telling, he failed to get elected in the Hall since being on the ballot starting 2012. Ten years later a special committee was Bonds only chance to get in the Hall but he only got four votes well below what he needed for elction.
#4 Amaury, Bonds was noted for talking smack to the media, telling the reporters to get out of the locker room, giving condescending answers to reporters and having just a hostile relationship with the media would you say that played a huge part in Bonds not getting elected to the Hall even though it was an unspoken reason?
#5 Amaury, One player who never made the ballot for a shot at the Hall of Fame but was definitely an unsung hero and will remain that way was former three time champion Oakland A’s shortstop Bert Campaneris whose performance and numbers are well deserving of Hall of Fame induction. It’s a shame he’s overlooked.
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