On another note, why in the hell does Congress have such a hard-on for baseball, I know this goes back to assumptions, but maybe look at the nfl too, or quit wasting money on all this bullshit to begin with.
I think it has something to do with the government granting baseball an anti-trust exemption.
But even still - you are right. What business does congress have getting into baseball’s business?
The NFL is not as hallowed as baseball. Records in football do not carry the weight that the records of baseball carry. If no records would have been broken, I doubt you would see the witch hunt that is going on now.
The thing that gets me is that Mitchell is pretty much coming down on the players by naming names. Where are the owners in all of this? At the very least they are culpable, and could very well be in conspiracy with the players.
Who made all the damn money from McGuire/Sosa, Bonds’ 73 homer season, and Bonds’ chase for 755? The long ball saved baseball, and the owners knew damn good and well what was happening. They were happy to pay big bucks to hear the crack of the bats.
I agree with you on these points, but I still think Clemons is lying. I though he was using for awhile. I base this on only the opinion that I’ve years. And i understnad why they lie.
The public perception of steroids hovers around the crystal meth/crack level. You can’t admit to it.
But I’ve know guys that used, guys that sold, some at high levels. These fellows told me of people that were using. Many people who said they were drug free, see my above reasons, but were alter proven to users.
And don’t give me Marion Jones and her admission. She denied it for years until they had indisputable proof. this is what people do and what they will do.
Funny how people aren’t talking about his now that someone other than Barry Bonds is accused.
Baseball has to do a few things: 1. get off their high horse summer game idyllic crap. They’re entertainment like any other sport. They lost that summer game romance stuff when they added more playoffs for money and put all the games on at night. As a 11 and 12 year old little leaguer my favorite team, the Reds won two world series. I watched all the games and loved it. Now with all the bs rounds and 7 game series nonsense it’s hard for a kid to see a game at night during school years.
Baseball sold out for the money and new damn well about steroid usage. This a bs ploy by the owners to get the upper hand when they knew what was happening all the time.
- They need to stop all this bs about how shocked they are and didn’t know and so on and just move forward with a solid testing policy. There should be no talk about asterisks and such with any suspected user. They should ahve come out and said, there was no positive drug test for these fellows at this time. Even though they didn’t have them.
Just move forward, test and figure out what to do in the future.