NEW YORK — Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing whether he had used steroids.
Different era. Different drug.
An unavoidable topic when discussing Hall of Famers.
Raines, Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell sat together for a news conference Thursday, a day after they were elected to baseball's Hall.
Raines testified before a grand jury investigating drug distribution in 1985. Jose Canseco wrote in a 2005 book that he showed Rodriguez how to inject steroids. And Bagwell has endured speculation about whether he used performance-enhancing drugs, in part because he totaled 30 home runs in three minor...