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Jose Canseco goes on a Twitter rant after Jeff Bagwell gets inducted into the Hall of Fame

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Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco, a poster boy of baseball’s steroid era didn’t take the Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame nod Wednesday night lightly.

Canseco, who helped blow the lid off the perceived PED problem within baseball lauded the Bagwell selection on Twitter while also taking aim at Tom Verducci for his belief that Bagwell was clean throughout his career.

Bagwell was never named in the Mitchell Report however has been the subject of what Jay Jaffe of SI.com called a ‘whisper campaign’ surrounding the speculation of the Astros’ first baseman’s PED use. And although Bagwell did admit to using androstenedione in 1998 long before it was banned by the MLB, he always came up clean whenever presented with a drug test.

Baseball isn’t going to be able to avoid putting in a PED user at some point. That particular era produced some of the best players in the game’s history and it shouldn’t be looked over. So in many aspect Canseco is right. It’s silly the home run king isn’t in Cooperstown nor is a guy who’s widely considered one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB history.

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