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  1. The incongruity of Bonds' HOF exclusion

    Buster Olney

    Barry Bonds will work as an instructor for the San Francisco Giants, writes Alex Pavlovic, and in a roundabout way, this hiring demonstrates the complete incongruity of the Hall of Fame voting. From Pavlovic's story: Barry Bonds i...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  2. The Hall of Fame 'battleground states'

    Buster Olney

    If the early polling is correct, as many as four players will be honored today as part of the 2014 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux will be close to unanimous, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are expected to blow past the required 75 ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Why I vote for PED users for the HOF

    Buster Olney

    On Monday afternoon, ESPN.com revealed the Hall of Fame ballots for the 17 folks here who cast votes, and this seemed to set Twitter on fire in the baseball corner of the world. A brief review of the voting process: Voters are allowed ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. HOF logjam suggests new rules needed

    Buster Olney

    Very soon, the Hall of Fame ballot will arrive, with these players who I believe are Hall of Fame worthy: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine, Jeff Kent, Greg Maddux, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Mike Muss...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. Hall of Fame voting rules must change

    Buster Olney

    The biggest loser in Wednesday's Hall of Fame shutout was not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens, two all-time greats who got about one-third of the vote. The biggest loser wasn't Craig Biggio, whose very strong first-year showing makes it all bu...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  6. Jack Morris the biggest loser in the Hall of Fame results and the...

    Buster Olney

    Jack Morris is an example of why the Hall of Fame voting rules need to change, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  7. Barry Bonds and others with a PED past should have that informati...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says that while he thinks players with a PED past should be in the Hall of Fame, that information should be included on their plaques. He even writes sample plaques for Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  8. The difference between Pete Rose and the alleged steroid users - ...

    Buster Olney

    The difference between Pete Rose and the alleged steroid users when it comes to the Hall of Fame is simple: Rose has been formally expelled by MLB and thus has never been on the ballot, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  9. Buster Olney argues that steroid users should be allowed in Coope...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney argues that it's pointless, and rather silly, to ban all PED users from the baseball Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  10. The conundrum for baseball writers regarding the Hall of Fame and...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why baseball writers should view the Hall of Fame as a museum meant to document history, with all that entails, and elect players suspected of PED use if they are worthy.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2012
  11. Baltimore Orioles contending, but also scrambling - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at Baltimore's remarkable ability to stay in contention throughout 2012, even as they scramble to put a team on the field day after day.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  12. Michael Bourn could be chased by Washington and Philly - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains how Michael Bourn could become a target of both Washington and Philadelphia, as well as the Braves. Plus, Buster explains whether he'll vote for Barry Bonds for the HOF.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  13. For baseball: a Lance Armstrong question

    Buster Olney

    This is meant to lead to an open-ended question, and not a rhetorical question, for the readers: The reputations of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro have taken huge hits because of their alleged or acknowledged link...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  14. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  15. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  16. MLB: Alex Rodriguez belongs in the Hall of Fame, but could wait f...

    Buster Olney

    Like Bonds and McGwire, Alex Rodriguez has benefited from steroids in his career at a time when it's fair to assume a high percentage of his playing peers did as well. He is among the best of that group, but Hall of Fame candidacy could be an issue.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010