Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Obligatory Steroid Post

I`m sick of writing about this. Its unbelievably annoying but its part of whats going on with the Yankees and baseball so here`s what I have to say about the Congressional Hearing.

I missed the actual hearing but obviously nothing new happened. Clemens denied and McNamee said he did steroids. Clemens' wife has admitted but says Roger never did them. Very likely of course. I don't want to rush to judgement but it looks like Roger did cheat and like Bonds it put him from being a first ballot Hall of Famer and top 10 player/pitcher of all-time into a whole other category as arguably the best ever. If he did do steroids you have to put him the same category as Bonds and he still has an argument for the Hall. However, they also are the poster boys for this era as much as Canseco if not more.

In some ways the revelations about Bonds and possibly Clemens make the accomplishments of Ruth, Cobb, Wagner, Mays, Johnson, Maddux, and others even more remarkable. Even with drugs Bonds and Clemens could still only barely match them.

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