Voting For Steroid Abusers And Gamblers For Baseball's Hall Of Fame Is Giving Them A 'Participation Trophy'
These players and their fans demand a plaque in Cooperstown, NY (a museum that they are already a part of) which says "Hall-of-Fame" next to the words integrity, character and sportsmanship.
"I mean, it’s impossible not to think about at some point," the 32-year-old slugger tells HuffPost in an exclusive interview.
And lots of Pats nation reacted like 🤔
The growing enhancement challenges beg a disheartening question: has fairness become impossible in modern sport?
If in fact PEDs do enhance performance what is the sum total of that impact when both pitcher and batter are using PEDs? Do they cancel each other out? Do PEDs contribute to foot speed making fielders more effective or causing an increase in infield hits and stolen bases?
Alex Rodriguez's return from a one-year suspension has been one of the most intriguing stories of the 2015 baseball season. Rodriguez has assumed the role of full-time DH for the New York Yankees and has immediately become one of the best hitters on that team.
In a world where genetic modification is on its way to becoming the norm, are we really going to sit and scream at the TV because a guy gave into the temptation to do everything possible to become the god that we all propped him up to be?
Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.
What can the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame do for an encore of 2014? It needs to continue to honor those who played the game the right way, and still shun those who brought dishonor to the game of baseball.
When faced with a tough decision following MLB's celebration of the steroid-laden feats of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in 1998, Bonds made the wrong one. That reality cannot be ignored or changed, but it also should not be overstated. At a time when cheating was rampant and all but encouraged, Bonds cheated too.