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Admittedly, I am about to take a huge chance by stating what might be a controversial position on the issue of whether certain so-called tarnished athletes belong in Baseball's Hall of Fame or not.

I know I am going out on a limb here because baseball fans are traditionalists.  They tend to have emotionally charged opinions relative to how the game is even played much less how the history of the game is recorded.  The arguments for and against such things as the designated hitter, instant replay and inter-league play pale in comparison to the question of admitting baseball's bad boys to Cooperstown.

Well, I have stood on the edge of this cliff long enough now. It is time to close my eyes, push off and leap feet first into the cold deep waters of baseball's emotional cauldron of the Cooperstown Question.   

Let them in.

There, I said it.

I will say it again.

Let them in.

That's right; let the likes of Joe Jackson, Pete Rose, and one day, even Barry Bonds into the Hall of Fame.

No more lifetime bans, no suggestions of asterisked baseballs. Stop all the sp...

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