By George Castle
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Sammy, we still hardly know ye.
In your quiet retirement, we don't know what you have done to build bridges back to the Cubs. Another Cubs Convention is being staged without you and a Hall of Fame vote announced again without your candidacy in hailing distance of election.
Now you have a prominent advocate for enshrinement into Cooperstown. USA Today baseball maven Bob Nightengale, a good guy, recently wrote that superstars strongly suspected of PEDs involvement 15 to 20 years ago be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Nightengale’s pro-induction essay now has become an annual appeal, centered around inducting Barry Bonds – a very strong PED candidate given his pre- and post-prime body inflation and deflation – and Roger Clemens.