Sunday, February 08, 2009

Word to the Wise

Now that it is official that Alex Rodriguez was as steroid-tainted as the rest of them, I have a word of wisdom to everyone who thinks there may be a clean, white knight of this era of baseball: Ken Griffey Jr. probably isn't clean, either. He exhibited bulking up similar to some others, and he also experienced muscle injuries that are common to users.

The sooner we all face it, the better. There are no "greats" from this era of baseball. All who might be considered all-time greats are tainted because their egos were just too strong. Hall of Fame voters will need to come to grips with this. They will either need to outcast an entire generation of ball players, or come to terms with the fact that a lot of special players would have been special in any era but tried to inflate their standing by illegal means, but by means that were not outlawed by the rules of Major League Baseball.

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