Sunday, February 8, 2009


Will modern day baseball always have an asterick?

With the recent news coming that Alex Rodriquez tested positive for steroids in 2003, the question came up -- is baseball forever tarnished?

Thus far, most everything Jose Canseco has said, has come true. Who would have thought that Canseco and credibility would be spoken in the same sentence? However, getting back to my question, I believe that modern day baseball will always be tarnished. Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are only a few elite players heavily linked to steroids. Despite that, I think the news of Rodriquez taking 'roids is far damaging to the game.

Here's an article from ESPN's Buster Olney that I think does a great job describing the impact of the recent news. The gist of the article is that Rodriquez was suppose to be the solution to Bonds. He was suppose to rescue the game and bring it back to purity. He was the only hope for a "clean" player to take back the sacred home run record. So much for that!

What was once known as "America's pastime" has suddenly become a league full of corruption, greed and selfishness. Maybe it's another sign of the times?

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I think baseball will always have this hanging over it. When there is money involved people will always want to cheat
What are your thoughts on "if you're not cheating, you're not trying"?
i think that is bullshit. cheating is cheating and stealing is stealing. sometimes you can justify these things (stealing to feed your fam) but you can't in baseball.
btw, how do you infuse mango into vodka. I used cheap vodka for the skittles infusion (against the advice of the tutorial) and i think it is going to be the death of me

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