While the door to Cooperstown swung open for Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn on uesday, McGwire was denied baseball's highest honor, picked by less than a quarter of voters. ... The result that raises doubts about whether Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa or other sluggers from baseball's Steroids Era will ever gain entry.
I think feelings will soften over time for most of these guys, and they'll eventually get in. But I think it would help them a lot to admit it and apologize. Right now, we know (with reasonable certainty) they did it and that they are lying about it. It would be better for them to get rid of the lying part.