LBJackal wrote: raiders_umpire wrote:
I agree they shouldn't go back and suspend/punish anyone for what was done in the past if it was within the rules at the time it was done as in the case of McGwire and others. That being said there really isn't a viable option for testing now because the producers of steroids are always one step ahead of the testing in making them undetectable. I'm not really sure what baseball can do about it.
i agree with you as well.....
Yep, as far as I know there weren't rules against playing baseball on roids until last year. It was illegal in the US, but I don't think specific rules or penalties were implemented in MLB until last year. As long as Bonds hasn't failed a test, there's nothing MLB can do about it.
I know that were no rules against using steroids, but any accomplishment achieved while using them is tainted in my opinion. I think that if it is confirmed that Bonds used steroids, his homerun record will never seem like that great an accomplishment. Much like Michael Strahan's sack record, which was set when Favre took a dive, this record this always have a hint of sarcasm whenever someone talks about it.
Don't get me wrong, I still think that Bonds is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, hitter of our time. Steroids do not help in picking up a baseball that is travelling 95 MPH with movement on it, but they do help in hitting the ball out of the park.
His record is much like the the Cinncinnati Reds winning the World Series in 1919, the year of the Black Sox scandal. Yes they did win it, but it is not what is talked about when that series is brought up