Steriods -MLB

United States
February 10, 2009 8:53pm CST
Do you look at A-Rod the same way you do Barry Bonds?
3 responses
@mscott (1924)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I think I look at all baseball players over the last ten years about the same. I think it was baseball that promoted the climate and culture and wanted these players to be bigger and faster to save the game. After the strike they needed help and they got Sosa and McGuire to go homerun crazy. Baseball celebrated them with every chance they got and if people didn't know what they were doing they were just stupid. Personally I don't care if they shoot battery acid into their brains, what gets me is how high and mighty baseball acts by saying it is wrong to do but they never punish anyone. Please, like they didn't know players were using roids. Like you couldn't look at many of these guys and just tell. Clemens, Canseco, Giambi, and all the lesser known guys who did it and still it really didn't help. This whole era is tainted.
• United States
11 Feb 09
I think Ken Griffey Jr. should hold the homer record! lol
• United States
11 Feb 09
Who is to say Griffy didn't do steroids? It is almost impossible to tell anymore. I heard someone on ESPN talking about going back to the record of Hank Aaron. That would be an interesting move.
• United States
11 Feb 09
Steroids help prevent injuries and well Griffey has stayed injured a lot - lmao.... not only that but he has been around the same weight his whole career!
• United States
11 Feb 09
I definitely think that the commercialism and pressure of any professional sport pushes the athletes to do whatever they deem necessary to keep their job, their salary and their status. Fame and fortune pushes people to do all kinds of things they wouldn't do if they were poor nobodies.
• United States
11 Feb 09
They are slightly different situations. The only thing about A-Rod is that he did steroids when they weren't against the rules of MLB. He still used them, but he wasn't going against league policy. It is hard to respect the guys who used steroids, but it is hard to blame them for using them to try and keep up with others.