posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 05:10 PM
to be honest, I don't think the players are really at much fault here. Yes, they took the steroids but they did so because the league turned a blind
eye and they knew that they could make ten times the money if they played better. the owners, managers, trainers and league officials knew this was
going on and allowed it because it helped bring back revenues that dropped as a result of the lockout.
in every sport there are always going to be ways to gain an edge over the opponent. there always has been and there always will be. I remember the
mid 80's when Darryl Strawberry would lead the league with 30 homeruns. the big thing back then was corked bats. once the league started paying
attention to that, the players needed another source of added power. they turned to steroids. so long as a bat didn't break and cork or little
balls came tumbling out, nobody would have to know. you can explain the sudden physical changes in many of the players as merely a result of working
out. sure, they were skinny one year and monstrous the next but the gym will do that to you. money pours in, everyone's happy.
I'm glad this is happening. It will bring the game back to where it should be. and I hope they delete any statistics for the players that used
steroids. Bonds, macGuire, Sosa et al don't deserve to have their names in any record books if they cheated their way to the numbers they
give Maris his record back and let Aaron keep his while we're at it.
[edit on 17-3-2005 by Crakeur]