Should Barry Bonds Have Been Elected Into the Hall of Fame?

Barry Bonds did not come close to being first-ballot Hall of Famer on Wednesday. Should he be in the Hall of Fame? Tell us in the comments section.

Barry Bonds will have to wait at least another year to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

And he might never stop waiting.

Bonds needed 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He got only 36.2 percent of the vote, finishing ninth on the ballot.

If you ignore the performance enhancement drug controversy surrounding Bonds, few players have ever had a better resume for Hall of Fame induction.

The former San Francisco Giants left fielder in the all-time leader in home runs (762), the all-time leader in home runs in a single-season (73), a seven-time Most Valuable Player winner (more than anybody else, ever) and a 14-time all star.

But, of course, it's impossible to ignore the PED controversy. In 2011, Bonds was convicted of obsturction of justice in connection to his testimony related to steroid use.

One thing Bonds didn't do in his career, that the Giants have done twice since his retirement, is win the World Series.

Do you think Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame? Do you think the writers will eventually vote him in? Tell us in the comments section.

Jeffrey twocents January 10, 2013 at 05:25 AM
It can't be called the hall if game without the greatest players. Call it what it is. A popularity contest voted on by non athletes.
Weechee Warrick January 10, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Right or wrong, he'll always be the face of the scandal.
TrueRealist January 10, 2013 at 03:59 PM
No. Jose Canseco is the face of the scandal.
TrueRealist January 10, 2013 at 04:01 PM
How come players can take cortizone shots (steroids) for pain but not the cream for pain? Total double standard. Baseball needed Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa after the strike. They wanted players hitting bombs. They NEEDED fans in the stands and what better way than to put on a show. Then they try to play the whole "baseball should be clean" card. It's MLB's own mess that they've created
Punxnotdead January 14, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Nope. Not surprised at all to see him get rejected. If Pete Rose isn't in, then Bonds should not be in. The only thing worse than a cheater is a cheater who lies about it when confronted. Bonds was routinely booed in every stadium outside of the Bay Area, and for good reason. Giants fans have rose-tinted glasses on when it comes to Barry.


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