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Day of Judgment Near for HOF

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At 2 p.m. Wednesday, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America discloses whether Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens received enough votes to be inducted to the Hall of Fame, it will deliver the most significant verdict to date on baseball’s steroid era.

There are at least some indications that the players will fall short.

Bonds and Clemens are the most accomplished players ever linked directly to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, or P.E.D.’s. Bonds is a record seven-time most valuable player and the holder of the single-season and career marks for home runs; Clemens is a record seven-time winner of the Cy Young Award, with 354 career victories. Both endured federal trials on perjury charges stemming from their denials of drug use, with Bonds being found...

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