At 5pm Tuesday afternoon, 10 years of hand-wringing, hedging and holier-than-dew declarations will culminate. Two of baseball’s greatest players are likely to be denied entry to the sport’s most sacred sites. The debate as to whether they will ever attain it will never end.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will not be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when the results are announced on the MLB Network unless there is a stunning reversal of a nine-year trend. A second year in a row without a BBWAA-elected Hall of Famer is feasible.