Barry Bonds reveals what bothers him most about Hall of Fame snub

Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

We have an answer from Barry Bonds. He has revealed what bothers him most about his MLB Hall of Fame snub.

It may bother some, it may not, but his resume speaks for itself. Bonds was first on the ballot back in 2013 and can no longer be voted in by writers since it has been 10 years. We have heard the opinions on whether Bonds should be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

We can all agree that by stats alone, Bonds is hall of fame worthy. The dark cloud of PEDs has created a shadow over his entire career and continues to follow him even today.

After several years of speculation as to why, Bonds breaks his silence in a recent podcast interview with Jerry Hairston Jr. and Stephen Bishop on the Hollywood Swingin Podcast.

Barry Bonds breaks silence on Hall of Fame snub

Until now, Bonds has never spoken about his personal feelings toward not being in Cooperstown. He believes he deserves to be in. But, he went more into detail when asked about it on the Hollywood Swingin Podcast.

"“People have to understand something is that the fact is that I was vindicated,” Bonds said. “I went to the court, I was in federal court, I won my case. 100 percent. Where is the vindication of me in my own sport? That’s what bothers me.”"

It was refreshing to hear Bonds finally express his personal opinion on the matter. The bottom line is some can look past the PED accusations, while some still hold that against him. There is still a small possibility Bonds gets in, and if he does it will surely change the criteria and current landscape of the Hall of Fame. If Bonds eventually gets in, does Pete Rose get in? It’s a debate that will go on until the end of time.

Bonds also expressed his hope that the votes change in 2025 when the veterans committee votes again.

"“There’s a possibility. I belong with my teammates in that Hall of Fame, 100%. I’m not going to jade it out. The dream is still there as long as there’s a ballot for it. It can happen when I’m 60 or 70 or whenever. Hopefully, I don’t have to wait that long, or hopefully, I’m not dead.”"

If things do change, expect other big names who have been linked to PEDs to follow Bonds into Cooperstown. Guys like Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, and plenty of others. Bonds has surely gotten the conversation started with him breaking his silence.

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