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What punishment should steroid users get?

Ban for one full season
5
23%
Ban for life
3
14%
Remove their records from the books
9
41%
Void their contracts and ban from game forever
5
23%
 
Total votes : 22

Postby ajgnydc722 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:49 pm

dleoboyd wrote:There is NO DOUBT Bonds will still be in the HOF, regardless of the outcome of the trial......He's a HOF player even with out his record breaking season.


His record breaking season isn't the only season he's been taking 'roids. We know he took them in 2003 and I'd bet good money he used them in 2002 as well as 2004. Who knows before that. He may have been using them, may not have been. Whether or not he's a hall of famer without the 'roids is irrelavent in my mind. He cheated. He disgraced the game. If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF, then neither can Bonds IMO.
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Postby LCBOY » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:51 pm

thomasps3 wrote:Hey guys, should they throw the book at 'em or what?


During the HR binge, 1998-2001, there were no specific baseball rules banning the use of steriods. So should he be punished for NOT breaking any rules? His legacy has already been tainted. He will not join the pantheon of legends (Ruth, Wagner, Mays, Mantle, Aaron, etc.)
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Postby kentx12 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:52 pm

eftda wrote:If you had it your way, then the Braves would win every year :-b

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Not really they have allready given me 1 of the best memories of my life.. ;-D Remember Bonds sitting in the outfield and crying after Sid slid :-D
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Postby blankman » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:52 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:
dleoboyd wrote:There is NO DOUBT Bonds will still be in the HOF, regardless of the outcome of the trial......He's a HOF player even with out his record breaking season.


His record breaking season isn't the only season he's been taking 'roids. We know he took them in 2003 and I'd bet good money he used them in 2002 as well as 2004. Who knows before that. He may have been using them, may not have been. Whether or not he's a hall of famer without the 'roids is irrelavent in my mind. He cheated. He disgraced the game. If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF, then neither can Bonds IMO.


I thought I read that it was definite that he was on steroids from at least 2001 on :-?
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Postby eftda » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:53 pm

kentx12 wrote:
eftda wrote:If you had it your way, then the Braves would win every year :-b

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Not really they have allready given me 1 of the best memories of my life.. ;-D Remember Bonds sitting in the outfield and crying after Sid slid :-D


no, I was 5 when that happend. You keep asking me that question.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:54 pm

LCBOY wrote:
thomasps3 wrote:Hey guys, should they throw the book at 'em or what?


During the HR binge, 1998-2001, there were no specific baseball rules banning the use of steriods. So should he be punished for NOT breaking any rules? His legacy has already been tainted. He will not join the pantheon of legends (Ruth, Wagner, Mays, Mantle, Aaron, etc.)


That's pretty much how I feel. He never broke any written rules at the time so while I don't see the records as legitimate, they technically still are, and nothing should be done to reverse that IMO. I agree that even without all of this steroid mess, he'd never be held in as high esteem as the players you mentioned.
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Postby kentx12 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:54 pm

eftda wrote:
kentx12 wrote:
eftda wrote:If you had it your way, then the Braves would win every year :-b

jk



Not really they have allready given me 1 of the best memories of my life.. ;-D Remember Bonds sitting in the outfield and crying after Sid slid :-D


no, I was 5 when that happend. You keep asking me that question.



I will see if I can find the video and post it for you. It was great ;-D
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Postby eftda » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:56 pm

please do, and watch it for yourself. Is he or isn't he in a SF uniform?
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:07 pm

I'm a no tolerance man. If I could, and I was commish, I'd strip his name from the record books and ban him from the game, a la Pete Rose. Same with all the other users, no matter the team.
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Postby FatGuyWithAMullet » Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:11 pm

How about a deal? All of Barry's accomplishments will be left standing and unchallenged. In return, Barry retires from the game and never takes another at bat.

He keeps the records he has but doesn't get to break any more. That keeps MLB from having to re-examine the past and dig up old dirt while at the same time ensuring that the game isn't compromised again.
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