Well since pretty much every sports blog in the blogosphere has commented on Sosa hitting number 600, I suppose, in our attempt to get away from teen melodrama posts and keep up with current events, we should comment on Slammin' Sammy's chances of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Since the voters are stodgy old sports writers who are willing to look past doctoring baseballs and stealing signs, but not steroid use, I don't think he will be a first ballot. Should he be inducted? I think so simply because he has had a great career and I don't give a rats ass about steroid use (please read here and here), but lets take it to baseballreference.com to be sure. Baseball Reference has metrics designed to measure Hall of Fame worthiness. Here is what it has computed about Sammy:
Black Ink: Batting - 28 (62) (Average HOFer ≈ 27)
Gray Ink: Batting - 142 (108) (Average HOFer ≈ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting - 50.9 (69) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 201.0 (38) (Likely HOFer > 100)
So by Baseball Reference standards he belongs in the Hall and that's good enough for me.