Perhaps the most controversial topic in Major League Baseball right now is whether known steroid users should be allowed in the Hall of Fame.
In the eyes of San Francisco Giants legend and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, they should be. More specifically, Barry Bonds should be.
After a letter by Joe Morgan was sent out to the voters by the Hall of Fame imploring them to leave steroid users off their ballots, McCovey had some words for his peer.
McCovey's argument is mainly in support of Bonds, because "it's a sin he's not in there".
Have heard there are more than a few Hall of Famers who didn't agree whatsoever with the content of Joe Morgan's letter. John Shea on Willie McCovey: https://t.co/UirZSfmM1L— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 29, 2017
"That letter Morgan wrote sure is not going to help Barry,” McCovey said, “but I’m glad to hear a lot of the writers say the letter is not going to influence their vote because I know a lot of it is aimed at him. I wasn’t too happy about it.
"You’re naive if you don’t think it was aimed at Barry.”
It's good to see that Willie McCovey said out loud what a lot of players say privately: That players (in his generation and others) took greenies to get on the field. https://t.co/UirZSfmM1L PEDs were around and used before Bonds and Clemens were even born.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 29, 2017
Barry Bonds is one of the most polarizing figures in sports. People either love him or hate him.
In the eyes of many, he's the greatest hitter who ever lived. The rest of the world thinks he's a human asterisk on the legacy of the game.
Willie McCovey falls in the first grouping, and when asked why Bonds deserves to be immortalized in Cooperstown he said "