NEW YORK - Until now, it's just been speculation -- would some of baseball's biggest names get into the Hall of Fame despite allegations that they used performance-enhancing drugs?
Today, the latest ballot went out to baseball writers, and it includes the names of newly-eligible players like all-time home run champ Barry Bonds, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, and slugger Sammy Sosa.
On April 13, 2011a jury found Bonds guilty on one count of obstruction of justice and was a hung jury on three counts of perjury for lying to a grand jury about his use of performance enhancing drugs.
Now all sides are eager to find out whether drug allegations will block the former stars from reaching the shrine.
Starting Wednesday, the voters who will actually decide that debate can get to work.
Longtime members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will vote through next month and the results will be announced Jan. 9.