COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: Fans gather outside the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 2000 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Baseball Hall of Fame voter Jeff Fletcher joined Booger and Rich to talk about who he put on his 2014 ballot and why he left others off.
Fletcher said limiting voters to 10 spots on their ballot is a problem and is easily correctable. Fletcher said he would’ve voted for 12 this year and had to leave two guys off, Mike Mussina and Mark McGwire, because there wasn’t enough room. Fletcher also said that writers aren’t to be blamed for leaving steroid era players off the ballot.
Fletcher said he did vote for Barry Bonds despite him likely using steroids. He said it was an era that MLB didn’t discourage or try to stop steroids and in a way encouraged it. That’s why he doesn’t hold their use of steroids against them.