Thursday, July 30, 2009

Is Any Report of Steroid Use between 1985 and 2004 Still "News"?

Shocking. Cue up very vocal sectors of Yankee fandom whining about how this latest "revelation" proves that the Sox had an unfair advantage in 2004 and beyond. And then remind them of this guy. And this guy. And how that 2003 post-season turned out. And remember - as unfortunate as it is, no power-hitter (or pitcher, or many other types of players) is exempt from suspicion anymore, that no era of baseball has ever been "pure" or untainted, and that, while this knowledge perhaps fills a public need to know, it's also in the past, and there's not much that can be done now except keep testing in place and watch baseball move on (as it inevitably will).

....*sigh* And the ridiculous declarations that the Sox should be stripped of their titles and the not-so-clever naming ("Boston Roid Sox") have begun. Yes - because Boston was the only champion during the Steroids Era, and the only team that had players that used steroids. If there's one problem with the internet, it's that it provides access to idiots from all over, regardless of whether they should be opining publicly or not.