I'm treading on Paul Hue territory with this one, but I just have to ask; Barry Bonds, as well as many of his supporters in the black community have repeatedly claimed that Bonds is being singled out and punished for his "alleged" (yeah, right) steroid use because of the color of skin (I think you could add into the equation the fact that the guy's a real *sshole too). If that is indeed the case, then how would Mr. Bonds, or anyone else for that matter explain Mark McGwire's shunning by the baseball world?
Based solely on his career numbers and on that wonderful, breathtaking and emotionally-charged home run race he had with Sammy Sosa in 1998, he should have been a first ballot Hall of Fame shoe-in. Instead, not only was he rejected by the HOF voters, but now this.
My personal opinion is that McGwire should be excluded from the HOF, as should Bonds. They obviously both cheat/cheated and their form of cheating has greatly exaggerated their personal stats and made a farce of the "National Pastime" and of the records set by past players.