Many of the eligible players on this year's ballot played during what people call the 'steroid era' of baseball. It refers to a time when a number of players were believed to be using performance enhancing drugs. Many of those players have been linked to steroid use but the 'clean' guys are also being lumped into that group.
Fletcher reached out to Clemens today.
"You know he's not losing any sleep over it. He knows that there was going to be some sort of backlash from being associated with anything like that. I think all these guys, like McGwire, they knew that something was coming," said Fletcher but he also says something's gone wrong.
"Like I told Roger today, I said look at the back of your baseball card, there isn't any better stats on the back of a baseball card then Roger Clemens," said Fletcher.
The former pro isn't the only one surprised by the Hall of Fame disses.
"It's a sad day for baseball," said Jordan Comadema. He is an assistant baseball coach at Parkland and a trainer at The Cage in Champaign.
"I think really it ultimately hurts the game even more because they're trying to, in my opinion, void out a whole generation of baseball," said Comadema.
"They're legends. Nobody really performed during their time as great as they did," said Austin Tabeling. He plays baseball at Saint Thomas More High School.
"I think is sends a message to youth that it really won't be tolerated," said Tabeling.
For a player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, they need to get support from 75 percent of the voters. Craig Biggio had the most with 68 percent. This is the eighth time no one has been inducted.
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