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.