Following a two week voting period, the results are in, and fans have chosen for the home run ball that broke Hank Aaron's record to be branded with an asterisk and then sent to Cooperstown. I was one of the many that voted for the asterisk, and I hope that everyone will realize that cheating is not a respectable approach. While no one has proven that Bonds took steroids knowingly, I think it's obvious that he did, and I don't think his ball deserves to be next to Hank's without some sort of asterisk.
That having been said, even though Big Mac has not made the Hall, I think Barry should be a first ballot HOF inductee. His Gold Gloves, MVP's, and 40-40 performances all show how great he was before steroids. Even without the drugs, I think he could have reached 600 HR and could have been revered as one of the greatest players ever.
Final results here
September 26, 2007
Contributed by Russell at 9/26/2007 10:29:00 AM