Originally Posted by savafan
The owners knowing that players were juicing and pimping up the chase for 61 homers was pretty fixed too.
We don't have a rash of crooked gamblers trying to ruin the game today, but we do have a rash of guys who have cheated the fans and the history of the game all for the sake of $. Those are the facts. I don't lose sleep over the probability of gambling in baseball, because how many times has it happened in the last 146 years?
Now, ask yourself how many times a steroid user has impacted the outcome of a game over those same last 146 years. I wonder which is more rampant?
But there wasn't any set rule, until in recent years, against steroid/performance enhancer usage. No set policy by MLB.
There was on gambling. And every player that walked in that clubhouse knew that.
One may frown on certain behavior - whether it's steroids or greenies; but until there is a set rule prohibiting it, not much one can do.