Curtis Pride wrote:And as an aside, why are Thome, Griffey, and Frank Thomas given a free pass in regards to 'roids. If anyone ever dared suggest that Griffey 'roided they'd be beaten down. But Bagwell. Sure, we'll just create this alternate reality where everyone in baseball thought Bagwell was roiding.
As others have said, it's all about perception. Big Hurt was always huge, even as a rook...and Griffey didn't seem to put on extra muscle while his HR's were considered a byproduct of his sweet sweet swing. That's how they are perceived...right or wrong.
I didn't know Thome had managed to pull off the non-roider stigma...I must have missed that.
It's all just conjecture and subjectivity anyway...who can be sure who did or didn't do what?