ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
After hearing the news about ARod I was more surprised then dissapointed. Ater what has come out the last several years about steroids in baseball, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised about any new revalations. What surprised me ,was like Barry Bonds, there was no reason for him to take steroids. This is a supremely talented player, maybe one of the best ever. I can understand a marginal player taking roids, but not these two talented players. More surprising is, unlike Bonds who seemingly could care less about his public image, ARod seems to overly care about what people think of him. Now what is their legacy?
Given baseballs reverance for records, it begs the question of what to do with records set in the steroid era. Also there are questions about Hall of Fame admittance. As far as the Hall, I think you vote them all in, if they are worthy, credential wise. The alternative is to have a separate Felony Hall of Fame. As far as records are concerned, I think if you can definitely define it, there should be pre and post era records. Give Hank Aaron and Roger Maris there due.