Now that Mark McGwire finally has talked about The Past, the future will bring a change in how votes are cast in baseball's Hall Of Fame. I can almost guarantee it.
With his presence on the HOF ballot, Mark McGwire is the straw that has broken the proverbial camel's back. Baseball writers cannot possibly ignore this elephant in their room any longer. How foolish will they look if they each continue to vote using their individual critiera as to who should and shouldn't get in? Look for them to sit down soon and come up with a set of rules and regulations which make it clear who from the steriod era gets in and who doesn't get in. You will also see an end to this tired debate about asterisks and the question of just how the steoid era should be dealt with exhibit-wise in the Hall.
I'm looking forward to it. Are you?