Happy New Year ATFers! Here’s some news you might find interesting from January 2, 2014.
Brett Pill is official released. He passed his physical with the Kia Tigers.
Want to know what Henry Schulman’s Hall of Fame Ballot looks like? You’re in luck, since he published it today.
I haven’t published my Hall of Fame ballot until now because I wanted to wait until the voting was over, but here it is: Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Glavine, Kent, Maddux, Piazza, Raines, Thomas.
In his San Francisco Chronicle article, he goes on to explain why he made his choices.
Make no mistake: I believe that Bonds and Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs. I believe both lied about it under oath. I think both are scoundrels.
However, to leave them off my Hall ballot, I would have been forced to cross a bridge I have chosen to avoid. I refuse to whitewash an entire era and withhold votes from anybody who played from the purported start of the steroid era in the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, when Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed to drug testing.
Ever wonder how some of the players work out in the offseason? Well, Hunter Pence, even without a gym, is keeping up his training with some TRX.