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.)
This is what I've been saying.... he didn't break any rules. I don't think steroids were banned until 2003 or 2004. The evidence they have is for 2002 or before then, isn't it?
So a punishment for Bonds, I say nothing because he didn't berak any rules that I know of. But what should the suspension be for steroid use? An automatic 1 year ban IMO. No appeals, no 30 game suspension, just flat out 1 year. Second offense - lifetime ban. This isn't retroactive, so just because guys like Sheff and Bonds have admitted to using roids in 2002 doesn't make them guilty of anything except lying.
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