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What do you think of baseball’s steroid report?

Response Percent Votes
Who cares about baseball?
 
40% 193
It’s time to start over with a clean slate
 
23% 113
All the named players should be punished
 
20% 97
All baseball records set in the last 20 years should be removed
 
11% 55
Undecided
 
4% 21
Total 479

Comments

Dale Stringer 7 years, 8 months ago

Now will they let Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame?

bigreed 7 years, 8 months ago

And Mark McGwire, not named in the report despite having all the paperwork from his supposed supplier.

frank mcguinness 7 years, 8 months ago

Tke juice all you want guys if it will improve the game i'm all for it!

labmonkey 7 years, 8 months ago

Like the players in the old days didn't go see the "Elvis Doctors." Since steroid fueled batters went against steroid fueled pitchers so why should records be removed? Let them have the records since they will pay a heavy price in the long run by death around the age of 50.

Frmrksn 7 years, 8 months ago

I bet they are all commies too! Let's sic Mitchell on the NFL players and see where that trail leads. This seems like a witchhunt, not unlike the McCarthy hearings of the 50's.

This is old news fueled by the rumor mongers of the media. Time to move on.

Royals 7 years, 8 months ago

It doesn't surprise me that there aren't any current Royals on the list. They couldn't hit or pitch during the entire steroids era. Case closed.

Royals 7 years, 8 months ago

Hal Morris must have been using steriods in order to get all of those bloop singles that he hit. He hit one homerun in 472 at bats in his only year with the Royals.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 8 months ago

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Richard Heckler 7 years, 8 months ago

Between our local corruption and baseball corruption our local commissioner/developer/Chamber of Commerce corruption scandal weighs in as far more important by a long shot! It is a scandal indeed.

spammer89 7 years, 8 months ago

Who really cares, you would think our goverment would have better things to do.

camper 7 years, 8 months ago

I'm undecided. From the get-go most athletes are concerned (if not obsessed) with improving performance. The first step is always pracrice to improve skills. Altering and improving technique also comes comes thereafter. There is not an athlete in the world who does not desire to get better. Nowadays there are some terribly dangerous enhancements that can improve performance. And as always, there is pressure received from fans and coaches to improve, albeit monetary incentive also. So while I can't say I approve of players using these enhancements, I understand why. Furthermore, it can probably be concurred that it really is a coplicated issue from all viepoints (fans, athletes, and regulators).

seattlehawk_78 7 years, 8 months ago

When they fix the increasing disparity in team salaries I'll consider becoming a baseball fan. ARod's new contract is more than the entire payroll of Tampa Bay. Somebody explain to me how that is good for baseball.

In the mean time, better living through chemistry.

camper 7 years, 8 months ago

Marion, good point. In fact there are some who believe that steroid usage is so widespread that it may be best to let the athletes make there own choice.

But I am not sure I agree with this because these are dangerous drugs. And also to consider something entirely different which regulators are aware of but can do little to combat...artificial growth hormone (AGH). These drugs are more powerful than steroids, and far more dangerous.

To use a worn out cliche, I think if these enhancements are legalized, we'd be walking up a "slippery slope".

classclown 7 years, 8 months ago

The reason I'm for removing any records of juiced players (cheaters) from the record books is because those records have been set artificially high.

Any future players that don't juice up (cheat) will never have a chance at any records.

Many players don't juice up (cheat) and it is unfair for them to have to compete against any players that do choose to juice up (cheat).

Furthermore, allowing the players that have juiced up (cheated) to attain and retain any awards and records they (didn't actually) earn sends a bad message that cheating is okay. Is the message "Do whatever you want. In the end we'll go ahead and make excuses for you and forgive what you have done. Well, maybe we'll wag a finger at you so we can appear righteous."

I hope not.

Purge the record books and Hall Of Fame of all cheaters. Let all players from this day forth know that cheating will not be tolerated.

classclown 7 years, 8 months ago

Oh and Marion. I would hardly equate getting drunk with using performance enhancing drugs.

camper 7 years, 8 months ago

Classclown. You have a very good point too. Hank Aaron would probably agree with you as well. Hank Aaron is dignified and he treated the matter with integrity. He neither endorsed the new record or disputed it. He merely congratulated Bonds. But his non-endorsement probably reveals his belief. Selig really did not even want to witness the record, but protocol was followed. The last two decades of baseball is really like "shooting dirt pool".

My only question however is what about the players who made records, but were not detected?

The issue is complicated.

seattlehawk_78 7 years, 8 months ago

What about the teams that won championships with players who took steroids. Do you eliminate team titles as well?

camper 7 years, 8 months ago

Good point Seattle. It is easier to disqualfy individual merits (ie track & field). But baseball is a team sport. This brings in an entirely different variable.

wysiwyg69 7 years, 8 months ago

like a radio station aired early this week,,,, this crap, [sports] is only to sidetrack the citizens of the USA on the real problems that face us all, like government corruption energy problems, healthcare, amongst many others and the radio station was a hard rock station in kc

conservativepunker 7 years, 8 months ago

Who Cares About Baseball is # 1. sad. I'm sure if it was the almighty sport of Neanderthals, football, people would care.

EXks 7 years, 8 months ago

Indeed, who cares. C'mon, we've known players have been juicing up for years....not only in baseball, but basketball, football, weight lifting, and oh yeah.... volleyball.

Go to any gym and you can find the right connection to get HGH.

camper 7 years, 8 months ago

Andy Pettite revealed yesterday that he had taken two AGH shots to assist the healing of his elbow (back in 2001 I think). He said he apoligized "if" he made an error in judgement. This brings up something. Should a player be allowed to take AGH if perhaps it was properly presscribed by a physician (though this were not the case with Pettite)? Maybe something similar to cortisone injections, which are used quite often by athletes. I think cortisone is a steroid...but legal.

Jayhawker07 7 years, 8 months ago

I personally don't care if these guys take steroids or not. These are adults, let them make there own choices. I made my choice to stop watching baseball when they went on strike the first time. But I would start watching again if they started two separate leagues. One with testing and one with no testing. I would like to see how the one with no testing would be. If the ratings are low they can always tweek the rules and throw in a little contact or something. At least they would be able to compete on a more level playing field. You could always throw in a little inter-league play too. That way the players have choices and so do the fans. MLB and MLBS? Maybe the NFL and other sports will follow. As popular as wrestling has become, (do they test?) it would be a ratings hit.

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