Monday, January 11, 2010

Another One Bites The Dust.....

As a child growing up in Northern California, there were no other sports figures that I admired more (for their athletic abilities) than Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

I wanted to hit the ball as far as 'The Bash Brothers' could..... I remember watching McGwire and Canseco bumping their forearms as they would reach home after crushing another towering home run.... I liked Canseco more than McGwire though.... Canseco gave off that rock star attitude, and I had a penchant for liking things that everybody else hated....

Fast forward twenty years, now we know that Canseco used steroids and in the books he wrote subsequent to his baseball career, he suggested that some of the biggest names in baseball, including Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmiero were steroids users as well.... All four denied the allegations.... Everybody was up in arms, most people screaming that Jose Canseco is a liar.... Not me.... I had faith in my childhood hero (for his athletic abilities)....

Well, look what we have here....
  • Rafael Palmiero (Number 11 on the All-Time Home Runs List (569)) - Failed Drug Test
  • Alex Rodriguez (Number 8 on the All-Time Home Runs List (583)) - Publicly Admits To Taking Steroids
  • Sammy Sosa (Number 6 on the All-Time Home Runs List (609)) - Implicated on the Mitchell List of 103 Players who had tested positive for steroid use in 2003
And Canseco's been right on many more occasions!

And now, Mark McGwire (Number 8 on the All-Time Home Runs List (583)) publicly admits that he has taken steroids.... Can anybody hit the ball anymore without injecting themselves in the ass first? Well at least Barry Bonds was clean.... Wait, WHAT?!?!?!

Here's my question, do you think that these players who have been been tarnished with the stain of steroids could or should have the opportunity to be elected into the Hall of Fame?


  1. This post is exactly why I don't watch baseball anymore. Everyone is on drugs to hit the long ball and yet no one can hit the damn ball being thrown at them LOL!

  2. Remember when I interviewed to be his Nanny 6 years ago? Ahh, good times. (LOL, just wanted to do a little name-dropping of my own for a minute... not that I met HIM or anything, but I did meet his wife!)

  3. No I don't think they should be allowed into the hall of fame. They can keep there records and stats but thats it.

  4. Not sure where to put this on your blog...but you've won an award from me. Feel free to stop by, collect, and give a speech!

  5. No they should not be allowed in the Hall of Fame. When they can hit like they did without drugs then they can get in.

  6. I'm pretty sure he only has five more years of eligibility for election into the Hall of Fame.... I don't think he'll have the ability to garner 75.00% of the votes (requirement for election)....

  7. don't they get an asterik beside their names denoting positive drug use???

  8. No.... The asterisk idea has been something that's been talked about by everybody with an opinion, but I don't think it has been actually been considered by Major League Baseball....

    Artist Marc Ecko ended up buying the Barry Bonds' 756th home run ball (the one that broke Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs).... He then put up a poll for fans to decide the fate of the ball....

    You could vote to:

    a) Send it to Cooperstown with no changes.
    b) Send it to Cooperstown with a red asterisk on it, or
    c) Send it into space.

    With over 10,000,000 votes, the public voted that the ball be sent to the Hall of Fame with a big red asterisk on it....

  9. it is really ashame and an embarrassing to hear that many more baseball players have been on or are on drugs these days, I think that the fair play concept is totally lost!


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