bigh0rt wrote:o/u on # of pages of this thread is set at 20.
I'll take the way over.
careful... I recently made a guess like this, and then reposted when the thread hit the end of 19 pages that we were about to make my bet true, when a mod locked the thread just to make me wrong!!
Seriously, I'm a big fan of Arod, and while I'm not happy, I'm not too surprised. A few years ago, in any steroid debate I would fight against Bonds in the hall, or that what he did was tolerable.
I've changed my thinking. Many, many thoughtful cafe people have swung me the other way. That while steroids were cheating, cheating has been part of the game since it was born. Bonds, Mac and everyone else belong in the Hall because what they did was still special. Not everyone who took steroids could hit home runs the way they could.
I think we move on and try to look at it this way: Baseball tests as best as they can. Baseball fights the battle that all sports fight where new designer drugs result in new tests, with some people getting an edge for a while. And us fans? Enjoy what happens in the field, and enjoy these endless debates. That also is what baseball is about.