A new chance for Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds has earned an additional opportunity to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, as he is one of eight men whose name is on the short list that will be submitted to the Veterans Committee.

At least that’s what MLB Network reported on Monday.

Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Curt Schilling, Fred McGriff, Albert Belle, Dale Murphy and Don Mattingly are the other eligible players in this contemporary-era class of players who mostly played after 1980. Voting will take place in December .

Bonds, whose career was splashed by taking steroids, was passed over his 10 years of eligibility through the traditional route, getting just 66% of the vote on his last chance. Yet he is the all-time leader in major league baseball with 762 homers.

Clemens has also been embroiled in a doping affair, while Schilling’s penchant for Nazi artifacts, Islamophobic rhetoric, and a stance in support of the Capitol assault seem to have hurt him greatly.

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