Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) has Tweeted out a graphic containing the response of ‘honorary’ BBWAA member Lawrence ‘Larry’ Rocca to Len Hochberg about why he voted the way he did (Nomo, Raines, Trammell, Morris).
Anyone who played the bulk of his career during the Steroids Era, I am snubbing. Nomo gets a waiver because of his time in Japan, the trail he blazed, and my (possibly naive) belief that he did not use. Certainly, he could not have influenced MLBPA leadership to take a harder stance against steroids, whereas Maddux, Glavine et al had huge standing in the game and in the union. And there is no evidence, as far as I know, that they made any serious effort along those lines. GUILTY!
Larry Rocca has not actively worked for a BBWAA employer in a number of years.