Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Nothing against the well-thought-out comments in here, but I find the whole PED-related aspect a crappy topic of discussion. Probably needs to be talked about, but there is no joy and no happiness and no enjoyment in the whole mess.
Agreed. One of the reasons I like baseball so much is the sheer number of smart, thoughtful people who write about the game and everything related to the game. Those people are all over the map on this issue, which shows how many different ways there are to look at it. Like you, I wish we didn't need to.
I also feel bad for the Hall itself, it's in a no-win situation. No matter what happens with Bonds and Clemens and the like, the institution will be devalued in many peoples' minds. Either because the best baseball players aren't in it, or cheaters are.