Making the unpopular case for electing Alex Rodriguez to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Alex Rodriguez is one of the most recognizable people in the world. His baseball career was remarkable, but does he deserve to be elected to the Hall of Fame?
Championship Series - San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Four
Championship Series - San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Four / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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So, why would I vote for Alex Rodriguez?

The Baseball Hall of Fame is a museum. It was made to enshrine the greatest players and moment in baseball history. Alex is just that, one of the greatest players in baseball history. Is he a cheater? Yes. is he a liar? Yes. Does he deserve all the hate he gets from former teammates of his, other players and fans? Also, Yes.

We are talking about the Baseball Hall of Fame, not the Good Guy Hall of Fame. If it was, guys like Ty Cobb wouldn't be there. That's why the building in Cooperstown is a museum, not a temple. Should his admitted steroid use be on his plaque? Absolutely. If you want to put an asterisk next to his name, by all means, go for it. But the fact of the matter is: Alex Rodriguez is a Hall of Fame baseball player.

As always, Go Mariners!