Steroids, the all too familiar word baseball fans have come terribly familiar with this past decade.
Mark McGwire took steroids to able his aging body to stay on pace with the length of the baseball season. McGwire seems to think his home-runs performance was organic and unrelated to the reason he could play each and every day.
Anyone with a brain knows that makes no sense.
After re-hearing McGwire’s confession, his sincerity and honest discomfort makes it clear. It makes him weak and individual’s make mistakes.
This whole admission from players pre-2004 is getting on everyone’s nerves.
The guilty party in this whole ‘era’ is trying to protect their own ass, instead of taking the blame for their omission. This is baseball, the corporation legitimately who is to blame.
Bud Selig should be giving an interview about why no written protocol or concession on the subject was given before 2004.
A United States Court sealed document is supposedly deemed confidential by the highest form of government. How the baseball list is, exposed like a slow drip makes it much more than a steroid concern. This certainly does not say much for sealing a document in our court system.
As a fan, I do not want to hear from anymore players. I want to hear from Bud Selig, if from anyone at all.
I need a reason to stop thinking baseball let PED‘s dangle in front of players. The profit gains seemed more beneficial for selfish reasons than the game itself. More athletic accomplishments would make any sport more popular, resulting in more money coming in the door.
I am a fan and I want to go on now.
See….Baseball belongs to me too and I want to love it unconditionally.
Baseball needs to start following the rules of a rule, let the past stay history and work towards a cleaner future.
- Ex-A’s slugger McGwire loses Hall support (mlb.mlb.com)
- Bert: Cheaters don’t belong (nypost.com)
- Dear Bud Selig, It’s Time To Reinstate Pete Rose (bleacherreport.com)
- New Hall of Famers differ on steroids backlash (reuters.com)
- The Man Who Warned Baseball About Steroids (time.com)