Frank Thomas is a harsh critic about the Steroid Era in which he played.
On Saturday at a White Sox fan event, Thomas conceded it’s time for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
“They should be in now, as far as I’m concerned,” Thomas said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “They’ve let a few people in already we all know. It’s uncomfortable at this point. I’m sure this year’s going to be uncomfortable because we’ve got two great players going in, but they know. It’s no secret. If they didn’t do it, they would be stomping and kicking and in interviews saying, ‘I didn’t do it.’ ”
Watson’s “wow” factors, his athleticism and arm, were on display as expected, but so were his issues with efficiency, footwork and mechanics, things he’ll need to iron out.
Manfred did say that one reported change that had made the rounds — putting a runner on second base in extra-inning games in an effort to conclude games more quickly — was intended for minor league games but not for MLB.
Clark responded to Manfred’s remarks later Cheap Jerseys NBA Tuesday.
“I don’t agree that we’ve failed to cooperate with the Commissioner’s office on these issues,” he said in an email to USA Today Sports. “Two years ago we negotiated pace of play protocols that had an immediate and positive impact. Last year, we took a step backward in some ways (with the time of game increasing four minutes) and this offseason, we’ve been in regular contact with MLB and with our members to get a better handle on why that happened.”