Big Pimpin wrote:The saddest thing to me is that he's now held in regard with guys like Ruth, Mays, Williams, Musial, or even Hank Aaron. It makes me sick. These things didn't even exist when those guys played, and now some cheater is going to come along and take his unrightful place beside them? It's just not right.
Even though I disagree with you, I can understand where you come from and I respect your opinion. But this is the part of the argument that I have serious problems with. There are hundreds of things that today's players have that weren't available in past generations. The equipment is better, the nutrition and training is better, treatment and recovery for injuries is better. They didn't have arthroscopic surgery and many injuries that keep players out for two months now were career ending 50 years ago...so should we strip their stats too? Also, where do you draw the line? Steroids and creatine do the same thing (artificial muscle growth), only to different degrees, so who, and how do we decide which supplements are legal and which aren't?