The thought process of any Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) regarding Thomas should be very straightforward
Here is what so many voters like Simmons fail to understand. The Hall of Fame is a museum, and voters are being asked to choose what players get highlighted in that museum. Museums are supposed to represent—accurately—history.
Members of the Baseball Writers Association of America are making their point loud and clear to all the former players who played during the “Steroid Era.”
Baseball Hall of Fame decisions have to be a well educated instinct. Voters, and fans who enjoy the debate, need to inform themselves as best they can, and then simply trust their gut.