My, oh, my what are we to do?
Maybe we should take away Bond's home run record (steriods), McGuire's home run record (Andro), Sammy's home run total (corked bat, steriods?) and return the HR record to Maris...
Would that make everyone happy? I had this same basic discussion with a friend a couple of days ago...
While I'm sure there a baseball players on steriods, why would the big-time superstars use them? What would be their motivation? They are already stars making millions. The players I would be suspicious of would be the border-line guys between AAA and the majors...they are the ones that stand to benefit the most. Barry, Giambi, Sheff, Sosa...these guys are great baseball players who be great players with or without steriods.
My other question about steriods is this. How much would steriods really help a baseball player? They would make him stronger obviously but does that make a huge difference in baseball? I would think that hand-eye coordination, bat speed, and mechanics are all much more important than strength.
I don't know if these guys are guilty or not...and quite frankly I don't really care all that much. They workout very hard and take a lot of supplements to help them with their conditioning...but "supplements" are not steriods.
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."-Ayn Rand