BNH77, on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006, 11:30 AM, said:
Bonds belongs in the HOF, it isnt his fault Baseball had no policy towards steroids. He was also a great player when he wasnt on Steroids, unlike McGwire, Sosa ect.
Baseball did have a policy banning steroids, they just didn't have testing or punishment. But do you really think that players who were using thought it was allowed? I mean, it's banned in all serious sporting events all over the world.....you think he said...'Oh yeah I know they kick dudes out of the Olympics for it, but it's not against the rules in baseball.' That's ridiculous. It's cheating and everybody knows it. And Barry admitted to it. If you actually believe that he didn't know he was taking them, then you are extemely gullible. I used this analogy before: say Mickey Mantle had been caught using a corked bat EVERY DAY during his 5 best seasons. Even if half the leauge was also using corked bats, and pitchers were throwing spitballs, he would not make the HOF. Neither would anybody else using a corked bat, and neither should any player who used steroids for extended periods. Also, McGwire hit 49 hrs his rookie season......I'm not sure when he supposedly started using.