Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
For those who somehow-someway are in denial over PEDS...
"I think it's kind of unfair, but it's the reality of the era we played in," Biggio said. "Obviously, some guys are guilty and other guys aren't. It's painful for the ones that weren't, and hopefully this situation will all pass and move on and we'll have something possibly good to talk about maybe next year."
Please do not act like it did not happen. Please do not act like many players would take something that is all BS in helping them (LOL). Please do not act like all those 60+ HR seasons were not relative to PEDs. Oh yea, probably just a coincidence and related all to a juiced ball. Please do not act like places like BALCO were not in existence and did not have a line of athletes wanting their products. I guess Lance Arnstrong's blood tranfusions were health related and not relative to hiding something that made him a 7-time Tour de Franace champion too.
We all have our opinions, but the denial thing (that it does not matter or help) just amazes me.
I don't think anyone is suggesting for a minute that PEDs didn't have any impact. Simply that it wasn't the only driver or even the primary driver for increased home runs and increased offense.
For those who suggest that it would be bad PR for baseball to focus on the PED players as opposed to other causes, I'm not sure why that would be.
Having seen the PED's outed, and seeing fans visceral reactions to those players, it seems a perfect move to isolate those players "who flourished before Emperor Bud enacted the new steroids testing."
Now that there is testing and HGH testing at that, you can totally believe everything you're seeing on the field is more pure than Ivory soap.