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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Steroid Fatigue

While working on my bottomless pit of organization I came across these two cards: 
There's a part of me that wants to rant about how much I hate this guy and what he stands for.  Then I quickly find that I'm getting really tired of the whole thing.  I don't want to forgive but I'd rather forget.  I just don't want to deal with the steroid issue anymore.   How do you feel?  Tired of all the debates?  Tired of hearing who should or shouldn't get into the Hall of Fame?

Henry Aaron passed The Babe and is still my Home Run King.  And the Babe is till the Sultan of Swat.  And Willie is still just about as great.  They're what I want to remember.


  1. I don't like the exploitation of the numbers during the era, but call me a hypocrite but I liked Bonds playing it up as the ultimate heel, blasting home runs and not giving a hoot.

  2. It used to really set me off and years ago I railed against Bonds more than once on my blog. The further it gets in the rearview mirror the less it bugs me. Do I think he should get into the Hall? Still say no, I think. But I view it now as an unfortunate blip, one of the many ups and downs in well over a century of baseball history. He seems like a giant, steroid-headed jerk to me still, but what happened with the steroid era was a problem with the game, not a Bonds problem. All that being said, Aaron still is, and probably always will be, the home run king in my book...

  3. We have to just move on with our lives and quit pretending like the era never happened. Bring them back in the fold, elect them to the hall of fame as long as proven abusers have proper notation. Sammy and co. May have been juiced but it seems silly to ignore a whole era of baseball.

  4. For me... time heals most wounds. I have forgiven Pete. And although I'm annoyed that so many players chose to "juice", the fact is Barry wasn't alone. He's guilty... but so was a percentage of his colleagues. I'm sure in a few years, I'll be saying... let the jackass in(to the HOF).


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