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73* - 762*

Posted on: April 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2011 12:13 pm

Fifty years after Roger Maris hit 61 homeruns and received from Commissioner Ford Frick the mythical asterisk.  The current holder of the single season home run record, Barry Bonds received from a jury of his peers a verdict of guilty on a charge of Obstruction of Justice, a verdict that carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.  Last weekend I heard a voice on sports radio discuss the dumbest individual to ever step into a locker room, this sportscaster said that even with Manny Ramirez being caught a second time for PED use (not counting the 2002 Mitchell testing) he will vote for him for the Hall of Fame.  He went on to say that would include Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens based on their credentials before they started using PEDs’. The question is, and I don’t know, “when did they start cheating”?   I don’t wish to stigmatize any group, but my analogy is if a priest has had an exemplary career and is now considered for a position as a bishop.  Should the knowledge of a recent pedophile incident void all the previous years of dedicated duty?  Roger Maris is not in the Hall of Fame because his career was not worthy.  Bonds doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame because he cheated Hank Aaron, Maris and every other player who played the game without steroids or HGH.

Category: MLB
Tags: Mets
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