Big Pimpin wrote:
MaudDib wrote:Only if I agree that players should be banned from the HoF because of steriods, Which I don't. Just don't hide under the "it's wasn't a rule" theory.
Theoretically, there's probably a rule against throwing a ball 90 mph at someone. You could probably be charged with assault with a deadly weapon for it. It's illegal to drive 200 mph and yet NASCAR drivers do it. It's illegal to unsuspectingly hit someone so hard you knock them out, yet DE are trying to do that every time they rush the QB.
I just don't see how you can punish someone for something that isn't in the rule book and prohibited for the sport you're talking about.
It's not illegal to drive 200 MPH because is is not a state/national road. You can buy land and build a track on it and then you are free to drive any way you want on that track.
It is illegal to hit someone but no one has taken anyone to court because of it. In hockey it has happened such as the Bertuzzi/Moore case. Same goes for the throwing a ball at someone. If a batter was hit and he could prove that the pitcher meant to hit him then he would have a case. But it is up to the batter to do something.
All I am saying is that don't pretend that just because there wasn't a rule for it, then it is ok. There are better arguments out there for players who used steroids to be admitted into the HoF than the "it wasn't against the rules" argument.