You get the full nickel’s worth this morning …
At some point, reaction to the steady, endless flow of steroids revelations goes from disillusionment, dismay and disappointment to downright anger.
We’re at that point.
How dare these punks mess with our game? And I’m including the spineless GMs who keep signing suspected cheats, those Pavlovian ESPN directors who keep feeding endless reels of home runs, even the chicks who love the long ball.
Mess with the game? Darn right. We’re deep enough into the steroids era for the ‘Roid Rats to have set their own legacy — and it’s dark.
Here’s a couple of ways they have taken a crayon to baseball’s masterpiece of significant accomplishments:
- †More than half (14 of 26) of the MVP winners since 1996 either tested positive for steroids (Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, etc.), were self-confessed users (Ken Caminiti) or have been strongly implicated by a variety of sources (Miguel Tejada, Sammy Sosa, etc.).
- Of the 12 top career home-run hitters, five have links to performance enhancers.
Asterisk? How about erasers? Out with them.