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  1. New Hall of Fame voting rule is a mistake

    Buster Olney

    For Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, the chances for Hall of Fame induction through the vote of the writers appears to be all but eliminated, given the implications of the rule change announced Saturday. Maybe you agree with that, maybe y...

    Blog | July 27, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The writers' Hall of Fame conundrum

    Buster Olney

    The Hall of Fame ballots for the 2013 class are expected to be mailed to voters Monday, and within the same envelope, there also will be pages containing concise career biographies for each of the candidates. For Roger Clemens, there likely will be ...

    Blog | November 25, 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. What Justin Verlander shares with Roger Clemens and other greats ...

    Buster Olney

    Justin Verlander has the desire to be great, and sometimes that can present challenges, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  12. Clemens and the flunked Mitchell report

    Buster Olney

    The prosecutors representing the government in the case against Roger Clemens called dozens of witnesses, including experts in everything from beer cans to the handling of DNA. The attorneys argued so meticulously, in such excruciatingly thorough det...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  13. Roger Clemens was found not guilty, further exposing Mitchell rep...

    Buster Olney

    Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury, which doesn't mean he did not take performance-enhancing drugs. But as Buster Olney writes, the Clemens verdict further questions the purpose, credibility and execution of the Mitchell report.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. MLB: Andy Pettitte is one of those most tested by the Roger Cleme...

    Buster Olney

    For Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens is a longtime friend, teammate -- and, quite honestly, idol. And while Pettitte will take some solace in knowing all he must do in coming months is answer honestly, he's still likely to be put in an uneasy position here.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2010