BurlyMan wrote:Imagine what would happen if it was a major player....and I mean a major one, like A-rod or Pujols. That would be 100 times more damaging to the sport than any players named to date, including Palmeiro.
Someone also mentioned it might be someone (if this rumor turns out to be true) that no one has really mentioned yet or looked at. That seems reasonable. I mean, a lot of people looked at 'before/after' pictures of guys like Bonds and Sosa and suspected they were on steroids due to their massive increase in muscle mass (and head size )
But it seems to me that a lot of these steroids are designed to boost recovery time, not specifically promote bulk muscle growth. Palmeiro wasn't a huge muscle guy, so who knows...maybe it WILL be a guy who everybody says "him?!".
I agree, that would really hurt baseball. I don't see much of a positive there. Palmeiro was a big name, but he's not a household name like Pujols or A-Rod. It's not like people adore him like people from St. Louis (or even all around baseball) adore Pujols. The casual baseball fan probably barely knows who he is. If one of the "faces" of baseball like Albert or A-Rod or Clemens got busted, it would hurt the sport much more than it would help it.
I thought there was some positive when Raffy got caught, because it proved that they weren't protecting anyone, and big names could get out. But if one of the premeir players got busted it would most certainly be a bigger black eye for baseball.