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Steroids, Records, and Asterisks, OH MY!

Posted on: March 8, 2009 5:01 am
 

There are lots of talking heads out there calling for records to be stripped, or at least asterisks placed next to names of known PED users that own records.  These folks make it sound so clean and simple, just pretend it never happened.

Here's what I think:  There has ALWAYS been cheating in baseball.  From corking of bats to doctoring baseballs to throwing games, the sport is utterly littered with cheaters.  Good bad or indifferent it isn't likely to change anytime in our lifetimes.  Stop being self righteous and start accepting what is.  Barry Bonds has hit more HomeRuns than any player ever has.  Someday Alex Rodriguez will likely catch BB and he will be raked over the coals as well. 

I don't condone the use of PEDs, but the first guy to do off-season weight training, or wind resistance training, or jamming his pitching arm in a barrel of rice training were all using methods that were't widely accepted.  I realize that none of those are cheating, but it is a similar concept.  Doing things not everyone is exposed to in an attempt to gain a competitive advantage.

I wqant to know what you think.  Feel free to post replies.

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Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2009 7:58 am
 

Steroids, Records, and Asterisks, OH MY!

You are right!  There will always be cheaters.  But, you can't say that Barry Bonds was the geates homerun hitter of all time.  There only been one great. And his name is Babe Ruth.  Maybe the superstars of today should try his training method.  It's famous.  stay out all night get tanked passout with ahooker, get up 1 hour before game eat 3 coneys, goto stadium and hit 1or 2 homers, then start all over again.  You see it's not the training or the lack of, it's the mind.  Because, if you believe in something then perhaps you are better than your opponent.  You can't teach that a person has to believe.  And all those players looking for an edge they just need to believe in themselves and not care about the money.  because that makes you change it makes you want to cheat for greed.  Baseball has been tested by times just the the U.S..  Both have endured thru both the hardtimes and the good times.  Both have seen many wars, conflicts, and storms.  And guess what both are still here.  Both have been around long before the both of us were b orn and will be around long after we pass..    I guess what I am trying to say is everyone needs not to analyze the players to extensively.  They are human and human's do make mistakes.  They need to play the game for the love of it, not the money.  They need to remember how it feels to really appreciate the game, not the what ifs.  And they need to remember for every player in the game, there are over 100 children in the U.S. dreaming of becoming a MLB Player.  And believe me those kids do dream of it(the smell, the sound, and the thrill of a big league ballpark). 



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