Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hall of Fame Cheaters

An interesting read by former Mizzou pitcher/current law student Garrett Broshuis, on whether Bonds and others like him deserve to be or should be in the Hall of Fame: Their Own Hall of Shame (Life in the Minors)
At the end of the day, baseball writers must make a moral choice. Those that tell them to "get off their high horse" are simply wrong. Cheating is a moral issue. The players made a moral choice when they decided to use performance enhancers. The baseball writers must assess the effects of this moral choice when making their decisions.

Are the baseball writers then judging the players? Yes, in a way they are. Would many of the baseball writers have made the same choice as the cheating players had they been players? Undeniably so. But that does not make their current decision hypocritical, as it is a hypothetical discussion. One must instead deal with realities. The baseball writers are the ones to make the choice, and it must be a moral one...

♦ When you read Brosh's blog post you'll see a link to an upcoming law review article. That link takes you to a page listing other law review articles he has written -- all related to baseball.

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