12.13.2007

Day of Shame

So former Senator Mitchell released his report on steroids in baseball and even though we pretty much knew that the information was going to paint baseball in a horrible light, it is still a sad, sad day. For my part, I would just like to say that I would like to see a one-strike-and-you're-out policy. I don't think steroids (and the like) have any place in baseball and a strict and immediate policy would be the most effective way to keep them out. Additionally, I think the whole asterisk thing next to Barry Bonds name is silly. Rather, I don't think he (and others like him) should even be on the list of homerun hitters (or other like lists). What has been accomplished by cheaters has no place with what has been accomplished by the greats without steroids. Having said my bit, I am fully aware that nothing like this will be implemented because the suits in baseball aren't interested in the integrity of the sport. But I have hope that with this report we may begin to see some change that will bring some of the greatness of the sport back.

2 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Plantboy and I support a salary cap, or at least a team cap on salaries as well. Baseball, billing itself always as America's pasttime, resists reigning in its players or owners with either regulation or reasonable salaries. Hm . . . it truly IS a reflection of American values. :)

Yankee Girl said...

I also support the salary cap (Even as a Yankee fan whose team would obviously be hurt by that action). Baseball truly needs a reality check in both the aspect of reasonable salaries and its status as America's pasttime.