sorry guys, no "proof" or concrete "facts" on this one........................ , but if you have already declared Bonds guilty of steroid abuse than you are really naive to think that he is the first.
This has been going on for well over 10 years probably more than 20. To blame the players only is short sighted as well. Shouldnt baseball have tested and banned steroids years ago like the bulk of other proffesional sports have? The owners and baseball excetutives are almost as guilty as the players that have used steroids for ignoreing it for so long. Nothing like the long ball to boost rateing heh guys?
I think Bonds took roids but I dont have proof. I also think that countless others before Bonds took roids and that some of them are probably in the Hall.
Heck, I think McGwire took roids with his Andro.
Baseball's steroids ban
Major League Baseball began steroid testing in 2003 under terms of an agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Critics -- including Commissioner Bud Selig -- say the program is too weak to deter drug cheats, but the players' association has balked at allowing the owners to toughen it unilaterally. Among the program's provisions:
Drugs tested for: Steroids only.
When tests occur: In season only.
Players tested: All players were tested in 2003 for the first time as a survey. Mandatory random testing began in 2004.
Test frequency: A player can be tested only once per season, with one follow-up one week later.
Penalties for violations: Starting in 2004, treatment program (first offense), suspensions ranging from 15 days to one year (subsequent offenses).
What in there makes anyone think his HOF status is even an issue in baseball?
Do I think he should be in the Hall? Yes, I do. If the governing body of baseball cared about the effects of steroids effecting the game then over a decade was the time to make steps to stop it from happening as severely as it has risen to in recent years.[/b]