Turns out, Barry Bonds was pretty damn awesome

Fivethirtyeight ran a poll, asking how much people who used PEDs should have their careers altered. 41% said ignore the controversy and take stats as is — my view as well — but a sizable proportion also said to simply discount the stats. Click the link for more, but here’s the scary part. If you take away a third of Barry Bonds’s career WAR in the steroid era, he goes from being the second best player of all time (and offensively the best, as Ruth gets credit for pitching) to…

Eighth.

A third is almost certainly excessive, but even if we grant that third, he still deserves to be in the HOF.

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