Roy Halladay Speaks Out on PED Users in Baseball

Roy Halladay
Sep 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay (34) looks on from the dugout during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Former Phillies great, Roy Halladay took to twitter to voice his opinions on a pretty hot topic in baseball this week.


With the Hall of Fame election results being unveiled today, there has been much debate about whether or not the accused PED users like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be considered for the Hall of Fame. Even most of the baseball writers and Hall of Fame voters are split on this subject, with many different arguments supporting both sides.

The one thing I notice here as I do in many situations like this, is that often times the writers and analysts lack one thing. They didn’t have to take the field and compete against these guys. Current and former MLB players that played along side some of these PED users have a unique perspective that I think holds a lot more weight when it comes to their opinions. Roy Halladay put his opinion on twitter in such a way that is tough to argue with.

It should be noted that Bonds and Clemens both did receive enough votes to be on the ballot again next year, and with 100 of the old-timer voters stripped of their vote this year, it seems these PED users are gaining popularity with the voters. I guess we will see.