Character matters in Baseball Hall of Fame
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January 8th, 2013
10:01 PM ET

Character matters in Baseball Hall of Fame

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

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(CNN) - Baseball's Hall of Fame Wednesday will announce voting results for its 2013 class. But unlike the typical year of discussion and debate over who qualifies or not based on statistics, this year's results will come face-to-face with the issue of character.

Baseball is trying to shake free of its steroid era. This is also the first year that players Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are eligible. But both excelled under a cloud of suspicion.

Members of the Baseball Writers of America vote on the Hall of Fame. One of its members, David O'Brien, says it's an easy decision to ignore the  worthy statistics of Bonds and Clemens:

[1:19] "I just cannot see voting for guys who, in my view and the view of most who cover the sport, cheated by doing steroids and performance-enhancing drugs."

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