Can we move on already? We know that (allegedly) Jason Giambi, Rafael Palmerio, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite, John Rocker, and more used steroids in the late 1990-early 2000 period. Now we find out that Alex Rodriguez tested positive – back before there were any consequences and they weren’t illegal.
Who cares??!? I don’t. I don’t want to know what happened when A-Rod pissed in a cup in 2003. Steroids weren’t banned then. There were no witch hunts back then. Just athletes doing what the other athletes were doing to get ahead. If you didn’t – you fell behind. You had a disadvantage. I’d have done it. Tell me I could take a pill or two and see my productivity go up with no consequences and I’d do it. I daresay the majority of us would – especially when increased productivity meant millions of dollars more.
Everybody did it. These steroids weren’t just taken advantage of by Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGwire. The pitchers were on it. The hitters were on it. I’d argue it was more fun to watch – more home runs – more excitement – more action. It wasn’t an unfair advantage. Elect Mark McGwire into the Hall of Fame already – the man put on a show I will NEVER forget when I was 12 years old. It made me love baseball. He’s one of the most exciting players I’ve ever seen. And neither he, Giambi, Bonds, or Rodriguez had an unfair advantage. So who cares? I don’t. I just want it to all be over. Side note: I’ll continue to hate Barry Bonds for being a jackhole, not for using ‘roids.
I want my ballgame back. Enough reports, leaked names, confirmed names, lies, trials, speculation, denials, witch hunts, congressional hearings, news stories, presidential commentary, and punditry. Give me baseball back. 9 innings of baseball under a hot summer sun. Home runs, small ball, quality pitching, and good coaching. Let’s get back to the game. Close this chapter of baseball history and let’s move on.
And yes, I realize by writing this article I broke the rule of “shut up already” – but I had to get it off my chest. You haven’t seen but one other article about steroids on this blog. Let’s move on.
Tags: A-Rod Admits Steroid Use, McGwire Hall of Fame, Steroids, Who Cares About Steroids?
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We know people used steroids. We get it.
I just really don’t care. I can’t tell you how much it doesn’t even begin to matter to me.
In honesty, as we’re ramping up for Spring Training, let’s move past this thing – let Congress stick their nose into things and leave it alone. Because I don’t think it matters whether or not Roger Clemens injected HGH. Moving forward, obviously he can’t get away with it. Let someone else look into the past, Baseball needs to focus on the future, not the somewhat shady past.
So without further ado, the top 5 things I’d rather hear about than Steroids:
5. What team Scott Boras is screwing over now – and who is most vehement in the “I hate Scott Boras” fan club.
4. Whether or not the Braves have enough pitching (I think they do, no worries) Read more »
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Carlos Beltran, Jimmy Rollins, Johan Santana, Scott Boras, Steroids
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