The 2012 Hall of Fame ballot featured a variety of different players and a variety of how those players performed and acted during their careers. We learned that the voters felt that the only player deserving of a Hall of Fame induction this year was Barry Larkin, a player who spent his entire career in Cincinnati and played every game like it was his last.
There will be 12 players that didn't receive the 75 percent of the votes needed to enter the Hall of Fame that will be on the 2013 ballot, a ballot that will be talked about for many years to come. The next vote will determine the view on steroids and whether players that took them should still be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Now not every player that played during the steroid era took steroids. That we know. There are players on the 2013 ballot who did not take steroids and deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. The fact that there are players on the ballot who took steroids, including some very big names, makes the 2013 ballot the most interesting ever.