Friday, December 14, 2007


Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, David Justice, Chuck Knoblauch, Gary Sheffield, Mike Stanton, Ron Villone, Randy Velarde, Kevin Brown... These are just a few of the current and former Yankees named in The Mitchell Report.

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who played in the so-called Steroids Era is under suspicion. What should be done about it? Nothing. History remembers any era. No need for asterisks. I will never again fully believe any player is drug-free. Any victories or accomplishments will be hollow. This is the true impact of performance-enhancers on sports.


MysterLynch said...

Hopefully this pushes them into implementing a real testing program.

Every game should see two players randomly urine tested, with random blood testing done a couple of times a month.

It is sad that it has gotten this bad with so little response from the owners and the union.

Baseball, above all other sports, places great importance on it's tradition and records. Now so many of those records have become tainted.

Gerald So said...

I agree there should be more rigorous tests for active players. I don't think retired players should be punished because MLB's rules at the time were murkier than they are now.