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"We can say it now, since the Hall won’t speak for itself: The Hall of Fame never wanted Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens to be honored, and their tactics against that were successful. The Hall’s refusal to take a stand either way, however, crafting rules changes and pulling strings, is a black mark on its record. We will likely see their preferences again ten months from now, when Bonds and Clemens are immediately eligible for Today’s Game committee consideration. I will be shocked if either is on the ballot."