Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Steroids Wing of the Hall of Fame Just Keeps Getting Bigger

It may come as no suprise to most, but ESPN is reporting today that Sammy Sosa, the only person to hit 60 or more Home Runs in 3 consecutive years, was one of the players that tested positive in 2003.

This information came from the same list (that was supposed to be confidential and anonymous) that detailed Alex Rodriguez's usage earlier this year.

The Hall of Fame, at some point, needs to define and present to the Baseball Writers Association of America a list of criteria to use in determining who is and who isn't a Hall of Fame player from the Steroid Era. Either we throw out the records all together, or collectively admit that like it or not, this was a prevelant part of the culture.

I wonder how many other names will be leaked from this list and I'd really like to know who is doing the leaking. Maybe the list should just be published so the fans and media stop the guessing games.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

The list was supposed to be confidential, so it should not be released and people who are leaking it should be punished.

JD's Daddy said...

I think it is like Topps slowly releasing the Red Hot Rookies names. Keeps it fresh so the media can have steady ratings.

Andrew said...

I say show the names, accept it, and move on. Not asterisks, no punishments, nothing. It was simply the way it was...

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