Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
Because cheating is cheating?
I'm honestly mystified by this sentiment. (And I don't mean to single out Eric_the_Red for displaying it.)
Before PED's there attitude throughout baseball was that if you didn't get caught, it wasn't cheating. This permeated the game from the first batter erasing the batters box, to pitchers doctoring balls to pine tar to baserunning to...well...it was everywhere.
Now there seems to be this ..."cheating is cheating" attitude and I just don't get the switch. Where do you draw the line? Does Gaylord Perry belong? How about Ted Williams and greenies?
Do we throw out 130 years because it doesn't match today's morality? Do we shut our eyes and pretend that none of the cheating other than Pete, the black sox and the 'roid users ever happened?