The percentages for those stars assumed and proven to be cheats are much lower than expected.
Needing 75% of the vote to get in, Roger Clemens had only 37% and the great Barry Bonds only 36%. Those guys may never get in. If that is the case, Bonds will join Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson as the truly greatest players to be kept out of the HOF due to circumstances unrelated to their performance on the field.
What is truly stunning is the statement that has been made here. With Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Jeff Kent among the first-timers on next year's ballot, expect the numbers for Bonds and Clemens to actually go down from where they were today.
Craig Biggio, with the career he had, must have been suspected of using PEDs for him not to get in. The same with otherwise no-brainer Mike Piazza.
Simply stunning results.