Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Originally Posted by Chip R
The question I have with people who feel - rhetorically or otherwise - that greenies users are tainted is where do you draw that line? Caffeine would be a stimulant albeit not as powerful. Now my research tells me that amphetamines were legal until 1965. After that they were only legal by prescription. I suppose one could stretch a point by saying if trainers and team doctors brought greenies into the locker room, that could be considered as legal.
I don't necessarily see greenies as "performance enhancing" but more as "performance normalization." Without greenies you might keep the bat on your shoulder for that 3rd strike or fail to get your normal jump on a ball hit your way. With greenies, you would perform how you would if you had your full 8 hours in your own bed.
With steroids you would recover quicker so your fastball in your next appearance would most likely be the speed it would be if you weren't "fatigued"...
BTW, the difference between keeping your bat on your shoulder for a third strike or swinging could significantly impact the outcome, i.e. enhance performance artificially.
If greenies were kosher, then why couldn't steroids be kosher?
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