Baseball, Steroids, and the drive for immortality
This is what it all boils down to, right? The Baseball players (or any sport) , intimidated or obsessed with their physical limitations, in the name of competition, and the organizations who look the other way for the same reason, are selling out the true competition of the athletic confrontation by succumbing to the “success at all costs” philosophy.
Barry Bonds , Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens, all “shoe-ins” for the Hall of Fame had their numbers been shown to us without our knowledge of their antics, are soundly and clearly snubbed; rejected, because of and ONLY because they tipped the scales to their advantage, physically.
Many feel that Bonds HR records, both for a single season (73) and lifetime (7??) should be at the very least, noted with an asterick (*), or even abolished. (Al Franken comedically suggested that instead of an asterick, we use an RX symbol). What do you think?