Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
WOY, you know I love ya man, but you are so off here it's sad.
I always thought that one purpose behind being a historian was to learn from the past, not use the past to excuse future mistakes.
That's great that Chainsaw Mathis cheated a hundred years ago.
The gentlemen we are talking about used drugs a century advanced to get what I think we could argue were some pretty darn good results.
And they didnt tell anybody. If it's okay for them to do it because Night Train Wilkins injected monkey snot into his buttocks in 1871, then they should have come out and said that.
But they didn't. So for me, the hall vote today is a little justice. If you're going to go do something in the dark of night and then argue that the powers that be really didn't know what happened so we have to let you in...I mean, come on.
And for the rest of the board who wishes to bring up Gaylord Perry and Ty Cobb and amphetamines here's what I tell you:
This is today. We don't have to let someone into the hall today just because there are other people in there you don't like.
Gaylord Perry is not an excuse to do steroids.
Of course it isn't.
But it is cheating... and the guy wrote a book about it and still gets hugs and kisses from the same guys who scream about cheaters.
Its' really kinda funny