Another big name superstar with his named connected to steroids. In baseball, it went from Barry Bonds to Roger Clemens and now Alex Rodriguez.
Former Boston pitcher Curt Schilling wrote on his blog on Sunday that the 104 players being named should all be released to the public. Schilling said if you don't do that, then the other 600 to 700 players are going to be guilty by association, forever.
Sports Illustrated Saturday the Yankees slugger tested positive for two steroids in 2003. In spite of that report, we once again have information that was supposed to remain sealed, somehow finding its way into the hands of the media and eventually out to the public. The list was compiled from 2003 tests, conducted by baseball to see whether the sport had a problem with drugs. No penalties were supposed to be imposed on a positive test.
I'm having a hard time understanding what fans really think and believe. Many say they're upset, yet they go support the game and cheer when these players are blasting home runs out of the park. The fans like the offense and the excitement that these players generate and can't seem to back up their original beliefs about the player using steroids.
I know it's not easy, but the Major League Baseball is as much to blame as the players themselves. If you are really, truely offended, then you need to stop supporting the game itself. Spend your entertainment dollar in other ways. If you're really as disgusted as you say you are, then do something about it.
It's also up to the media, at least those holding Hall of Fame ballots every year, to make sure they don't vote for these players. Don't reward the cheaters.
I'm OK with going to a ballpark and watching A-Rod or any other steroid user smash the ball all over the place. To me, that's entertaining and in reality, that's why I'm there. But when these players make the decision to cross that line, I believe they forfeit the right to be placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame. That's where I draw my line.