Twitter Explodes as Baseball Hall of Fame Voters Shut out Candidates

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Twitter Explodes as Baseball Hall of Fame Voters Shut out Candidates
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This year’s Hall of Fame vote was as anticlimactic as it could possibly be, with not a single player receiving enough votes to earn a place in Cooperstown. 

Bleacher Report shared the results of the vote, taking note of two of the game’s most productive players who have dealt with steroid-related controversies in their careers:

Seventy-five percent is the threshold a player needs to get into the Hall of Fame, and the key issue involving this year’s vote is whether a player suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs should receive baseball’s highest individual honor. 

The voters have given their resounding answer, and many took to social media to chime in on the issue. Here are the best tweets in reaction to this year’s vote. 

 

Twitter Reaction

ESPN's Trey Wingo hints that the Hall of Fame voters' decisions may have been inspired by baseball's best hurlers:

The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea took note on how the writers voted on two of the poster children of the steroid era:

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan believes that times are still changing, and the voters will eventually soften their stance on PED use:

Jeff Bagwell didn't make the cut, but he was far more disappointed about his former teammate Craig Biggio falling just short, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston:

ESPN's Robert Flores noted that Cooperstown will not be seeing much action this year:

The Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin reported that commissioner Bud Selig was not thrilled with the criticism of the decision:

ESPN's Mike Greenberg can understand leaving Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds out, or voting them in, but does not believe there is a logical third option:

The Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz got in touch with Clemens and found out the former fire-baller was not shocked by the decision:

ESPN's Keith Law made us think back to elementary school math to decode his tweet, but he echoed a sentiment many felt regarding Aaron Sele:

ESPN Stats & Info gave historical context to the decision:

The last word goes to legendary television host Larry King, who clearly was not happy with the way the vote turned out:

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