After the report that one of the biggest names in baseball today, Alex Rodriguez, took perfomance enhancing drugs back when he was with the Texas Rangers in the between 2001-03, a lot of baseball fans have been shakeing their heads. Me one of them. It really does put a black eye on the game but what some people need to realise is that he is not the only one and that possibly some of your favourite recent ball players could be in the same boat as Mr. Rodriguez and have taken an illegal substance in the past.
To start off, I think it really is unfair that only A-Rod's name has been released. How about the other 103 guys? Why do they get a pass? Is it because they're not big name guys and the media won't feed off this if the names are released? Or is Bud Selig scared...is he scared that MLB's credibillity will go down if this steroids thing heats up and some popular guys get named..?
Personally, I think MLB should release the other names of those who have used PED's so they get outsed just like A-Rod and we can get past this whole steroids thing (at least for a while). All the guys that want to say sorry can say sorry and the guys that are guilty of it and are totally ashamed to the point that they wish not to comment can just say.."No comment" or something along those lines. Another reason why MLB should release the names is that the guys who haven't used roids in their careers can clear their names from the steroid discussion and move on to playing good steroid free ball, the way the game is supposed to be played..
Also what about this. I'm not going to say this is what Bud Selig should do but this would be an option. Bud Selig could hold a press conference and say "Enough's Enough". "We're going back to Hank Aaron as the home run king". "We're going to honour all those guys that were clean and had fantastic careers like Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and of course Hank Aaron". That what he could say.
Another option could be to leave Bonds, McGuire, Sosa alone and let them have their records but if your going to remember them have a little asterik next to their name saying "We beleive this guy at some point of his career, took steroids. It sounds corny but it would work and I think it's pretty fair for both sides.
In conclusion, If I'm Bud Selig and I want to act on this thing, I'm naming those 103 guys and letting the fans of MLB know who took PED's and who didn't so there's not this guessing game constantly going round in regards to who took roids and who didn't. Once the players have reacted and the media has analysed it all maybe, just maybe baseball might return to normal for just a short peroid of time and we can get back to the game.