Over the weekend, the Chicago White Sox held their annual SoxFest fan convention in the Windy City. Among those taking part in the festivities was Hall of Famer Frank Thomas.
Without naming names, Thomas spoke out against "two great players going in" to the Hall of Fame this year despite performance-enhancing drug suspicion. Those players are, of course, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez.
Thomas said quote -"(Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds) should be in now, as far as I'm concerned. 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.'"
Thomas, who has been strongly opposed to PEDs his entire career, went on to say there is a "lot of internal talk going on" between Hall of Famers who are "not happy about this at all." Thomas even floated the idea of a separate wing in the Hall of Fame for PED users.
Neither Bagwell nor Rodriguez ever failed a PED test or served a suspension, and neither was named in the Mitchell Report. Jose Canseco, in his book "Juiced," claimed to have personally injected Rodriguez with PEDs when they were teammates with the Texas Rangers from 1993-94. Rodriguez denied the allegations.