Originally Posted by REDREAD
Not sure I get the logic here.
Hyptothetical: What if we found out tommorrow that Dibble used steriods?
Should that hurt Pinella's chances of getting into the HOF?
The owners new that steriods were being used, and enabled it because the HR records made everyone richer. The owners did nothing concrete about roid abuse until they were pretty much forced to.
Guys like LaRussa, Towers, Beane, Epstein, etc should not take the fall because the owners created an environment that caused roid abuse to flourish.
The logic is not that any manager who managed a PED user shouldn't get into the HOF. The logic is that LaRussa = PED's.
He didn't just have a few players who used, he managed the two teams who during his tenure, epitomized the steroid era. He didn't just let it happen, he enabled it, and most likely encouraged it, in both clubhouses, for decades.