Joe Morgan — All-Star, MVP, World Series champion and Hall of Famer — is getting called a few more colorful adjectives today after he issued a pointed letter requesting Hall of Fame voters. The two-page letter takes aim at Hall of Fame candidates who have admitted or tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Morgan wrote:

“We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted into the Hall of Fame. They cheated. Steroid users don’t belong here. Players who failed drug tests, admitted using steroids, or were identified as users in Major League Baseball’s investigation into steroid abuse, known as the Mitchell Report, should not get in. Those are the three criteria that many of the players and I think are right.”

The New York Post called Morgan a hypocrite for endorsing known performance-enhancing users and known cheaters as Pete Rose, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, while calling out others who have cheated the game through drug use or gambling.

It didn’t take but a skinny minute for voters to react to Morgan. Here is what some of the BBWAA voters are saying on social media:

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