MLBPA on Hall of Fame vote: 'Unfortunate, if not sad'

MLBPA head Michael Weiner had some pointed words for Hall voters on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

It goes without saying that major-league players and those who represent them aren't particularly pleased with Wednesday's Hall of Fame shutout perpetrated by Baseball Writers' Assn. of America (BBWAA).

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On that front, Michael Weiner, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, released the following statement after the BBWAA failed to vote in a single candidate for 2013:

"Today’s news that those members of the BBWAA afforded the privilege of casting ballots failed to elect even a single player to the Hall of Fame is unfortunate, if not sad. Those empowered to help the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum document the history of the game failed to recognize the contributions of several Hall of Fame worthy players. To ignore the historic accomplishments of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, for example, is hard to justify.  Moreover, to penalize players exonerated in legal proceedings -- and others never even implicated -- is simply unfair.  The Hall of Fame is supposed to be for the best players to have ever played the game.  Several such players were denied access to the Hall today.  Hopefully this will be rectified by future voting."

Stand by until the BBWAA releases a statement sternly condeming this stern condemnation.

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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