On January 9th, The MLB Hall Of Fame selections were announced, and guess what? Nobody made it! The 2013 class is getting a lot of buzz due to the fact that this is the first year where the alleged steroid users could possibly get crowned into the Hall. Names such as Barry Bonds, Mark Mcgwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmerio and Roger Clemens are all among the candidates that have been linked to steroid use. Most of these guys got little or few votes, but Bonds and Clemens somehow made it to 30%! To make the Hall Of Fame, you need at least 75% of the MLB vote. I strongly feel that players who did cheat and gave the sport a black eye should not even be mentioned when it comes to voting. These wayward voters took away from players that should be going in. Craig Biggio was the type of player who played the game the right way on and off the field, and played his heart out to get 3,000 hits. He ended up with a total of 65% of the vote, with the other 35% going to undeserving steroid users. If voters would wake up and see the true importance, and not only how it changes the game but the future of baseball as well, then we can watch the teams and players that we grow to love, without any potential of the sport continuing to get tainted. The MLB will be increasing their testing prior to the season, as well as throughout the season for the future. Hopefully the new polices work, and steroid use will be cleaned up, so that there will be no more controversies in the near future!
World Cup is on track to be the most attended Women’s Sports event in history
This year, the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is on track to become the most attended standalone women’s sports event ever in history!