Which made Canseco’s second benefactor — Mike Wallace — all the more important. John Hamlin, a producer at 60 Minutes , had gotten a tip about Canseco’s book from a friend at another network. (The friend couldn’t act on it because his employer was a Major League Baseball rights holder.) Hamlin began calling baseball people and confirming the details. Almost no one would talk on the record, but they suggested that Canseco’s account was true. One of the few allegations Hamlin couldn’t verify was Canseco’s insistence that Roger Clemens was juicing.
Taken seriously, this would suggest that Morgan thinks Mays, Mantle, Aaron and various other players, including Babe Ruth, don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. Does he actually think that? Almost certainly not—he’s fixated on a particular class of players using a particular grade of performance-enhancers. His teammate Pete Rose was a drug user , for instance, but Morgan supports his candidacy for the Hall. Whatever. Moving on, Morgan claims that allowing steroid users into the Hall would prevent current Hall of Famers from attending events at Cooperstown: