Barry Bonds on Baseball Hall of Fame: 'I don't have any doubts that I'll get there in time'

Sep 30, 2021 上海后花园论坛

Baseball null Barry Bonds is ’s all-time home run leader, but his alleged steroid use kept him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame for a third straight year.The Hall announced Tuesday that Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio had been elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. They all received at least 75 percent of the votes needed for election. Bonds did not. MORE: Exclusive portraits | Pedro: I was clean | Smoltz reflects | Biggio's thoughts | Not everything is the writers' fault | Five most confusing ballots | Ballot breakdown"I don't have any doubts that I'll get there in time,” Bonds said to .com. “I'm bothered about it, but I don't sit here going, 'I'm not going to make it.' I don't see how it stays the way it's going. In my mind, in my hea

d, I'm a lot more positive about it than I am negative. I think eventually they'll do the right thing." The former Pirates and Giants outfielder finished with 202 votes among the 549 ballots cast (36.8 percent) in his third year of eligibility. In 2013 he received 36.2 percent and in 2014 he received 34.7.Bonds stayed aggressive in his stance that he deserves to make it in. He also defended other players who have been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs."I deserve to be there," Bonds said. "(Roger) Clemens deserves to be there. The guys that are supposed to be there are supposed to be there. Period. I don't even know how to say it. We are Hall of Famers. Why are we having these conversations about it? Why are we talking about a baseball era that has come and gone? Era, era, era. Do the best players in the game deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? Yes. Everything that everyone has accomplished in baseball is in that (record) book. Correct? So if that's correct, then we need to be in there. End of story."Bonds never failed a drug test during his career, which ended in 2007, and has denied cheating. A federal jury convicted him in 2011 of obstructing justice for giving a vague response to a question about PED use during grand jury testimony in 2003.It’s unclear if the writers will ever allow Bonds into the Hall of Fame, but there's no doubt Bonds believes he should be there.

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