The reasoning behind his poor judgement was simple. He couldn't stand lesser-talents like Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa receiving more accolades than him because of their 1998 assault on baseball's single-season home run record.
Bonds probably will not be voted in this time around, basically for two reasons. The first being how vile he treated the press, many being members of the very BBWAA who each get a vote. The second because he was a confirmed user of PEDs. Many writers will refuse to vote for any player who used PEDs, at least in their first year of eligibility, an honor in itself.
As far as I'm concerned, Bonds is the only one that gets a pass here. Roger Clemens would have been a borderline HOFer, as his performance greatly diminished in 1996, before skyrocketing with the alleged use of PEDs after joining Toronto the following year. Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire also saw their numbers shoot up dramatically following their PED use. Palmiero was clearly the best of the three, a good glove man and his resume of 3,000 hits/500 home runs dwarfs the other two . Sosa and McGwire were one-dimensional, Harmon Killebrew-type players at best.
Who gets enshrined will make for lead-story headlines this winter, though the more riveting segment will be what percentage of the vote each one gets.
My prediction: Curt Schilling, Jack Morris, Craig Biggio, and Mike Piazza all get in.