Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
It may be a bit simplistic to judge all the administrative players here, such as the commissioner, owners, GMs, field managers guilty because they allegedly turned a blind eye for riches. This was a lot more dynamic issue than a get rich quick scheme. Sure, it was a great motivator, but then I think the players are the ones with the most to gain financially from their usage in the game. I don't think it was a conspiracy, but a failure to pay the price for doing the right thing, as far as management goes.
It is really a stretch to start naming GMs and managers as tainted. If it was as widespread as is assume, then I'm not sure that GMs and managers had a lot of financial motivation for not whistleblowing. The GM and manager do not really have the job of "growing the business," they are trying to field a winning team by selecting the best available players. That is on the Commish, his minions in MLB, and owners.
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