Bill James has stubbornly refrained from commenting on the steroids scandal and the Hall of Fame … until now. Bill James Online subscribers can read James’ latest post, in which he finally tackles the controversy of our day. The bottom line is that Bill thinks the inclusion of steroid users into the Hall is inevitable.
Bill takes a more nuanced and thoughtful view than my one-phrase summation implies, calling on examples and touchstones from Dick Allen to Will Clark. It’s a good read, and I think you’ll hear more about it in the coming days.