Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds -- two of the greatest statistical players in MLB history, and two of the most controversial -- were once again left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame after falling short on their 10th and final year on the writers' ballot.
Bonds is the sport's career home run leader and Clemens won a record seven Cy Young Awards, but voters denied them the game's highest honour over suspicions they used PEDs. Bonds got 66 per cent of the vote, and Clemens was at 65.2 per cent.
Following the announcement, fans, players and media took to Twitter to share their thoughts on what some are calling a "brutal look" for baseball.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 25, 2022
BARRY BONDS BELONGS IN THE HOF
— Ashley Nicole Moss (@AshNicoleMoss) January 25, 2022
This is ridiculous https://t.co/9yp5QqMDLw
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 26, 2022
Put Barry Bonds in the Hall..
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 25, 2022
Some believed the voters would keep the two off the ballot until their final year of eligibility.
Others commented on the hypocrisy of leaving out Bonds and Clemens, considering who has been voted in in the past.
Some took the chance to highlight on the two's greatness on the field.
And finally, one just wanted to see Nomar Garciaparra in the hall.