Postscript: The Sound and the FuryWith apologies to two Williams, Shakespeare and Faulkner, all I have done here is add my shout to the torrent of voices arguing vociferously across the range of opinion on this year's vote. It is indeed a sound and fury signifying nothing more than the attempt to influence the voters of the BBWAA who will decide which candidate or candidates—if any—are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.
Regardless of how the vote emerges this year, neither the overstuffed ballot nor the controversy over players who might have used PEDs will disappear; both topics will continue to provoke heated discussions as more qualified candidates become eligible for the Hall in upcoming years—including those with associations with steroids.
This in turn will continue to generate sound and fury from those of us who, like with the game itself, are spectators in the stands. We can cheer, and we can boo, and we can simply watch and wonder, but in the end we have to accept the call no matter how we feel about it.
And perhaps some years in the future, we will look back at this historic, tumultuous period in baseball's history and its initial assessment of this era's legacy and exclaim, "Wasn't that a time!"
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