Steve Simmons: Why I won't vote for MLB's steroid class

Retired pitcher Roger Clemens is one of many players tainted by the steroid era in Major League...

Retired pitcher Roger Clemens is one of many players tainted by the steroid era in Major League Baseball. (Reuters/Files)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:02 AM ET

TORONTO - My blank Hall of Fame ballot seems to be staring at me on Christmas morning and I'm staring right back, uncertain how to proceed.

Knowing it needs to be completed -- within five days.

Every year seems to get more difficult, more complicated, more conflicted and less certain about voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame and every year I make a list and scratch names off it, then make another list and do the same again. All the while, wrestling with what you perceive to be right and wrong, what your own beliefs happens to be, angry that baseball has left the writers to play the part of jury and all the while trying to find balance between what you believe, what you witnessed, what you think you know, what prejudices you may have, real or imagined, what you have determined statistically -- with new stats and old stats.


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