Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Originally Posted by oneupper
I don't know. Is is really the responsibility of the sportswriter to uncover and denounce fraud, risking his/her career and livelihood?
Sure, its great if they do (and are right), but does it fall on them?
A reason you have regulators is for whistleblowers to keep their necks.
Frankly, if we're going to look at that way, the players should have been policing themselves better. A lot of misplaced solidarity went on. No one wanted to be the rat.
Yes, it is 100% the responsibility of the media to act as a "watchdog" for the league and report stories it finds immoral. The media acts as a regulator. How can these same writers take a moral stand against PEDs now when it didn't during the players' careers? It was in the players best interests to be using PEDs--how was it in the best interest of the sportswriters?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."