Originally Posted by Bumstead
Well, you know, people can continue to wear the PED's blinders and criticize other fans, but it really isn't going to change how I feel about it. Bonds, Sosa, McGwire, Roger Clemons, etc made a mockery of the game and a mockery of the baseball records which are held to be very sacred (in comparison to records in other sports). But, you know, keep putting down the people that don't like it or just keep pretending PED's give/gave nobody an advantage. Laughable.
I don't think 1869 was isolating PEDs. "Cheating" and getting every advantage possible has been muddied in baseball for as long as it's been around. Spitballs, scuffed balls, snot balls, Vaseline balls, corked bats, grounds crews doctoring fields, Hrbek pulling people off of bases and tagging them out, catchers putting their mask in the baseline so players have to run around it, or stepping up to block the plate and tripping them. This list goes on and on.
I'm not defending anabolics but PEDs include amphetamines and and they were extremely widespread . I'm just saying that "cheating" is kind of a subjective term and many of the game's greats are guilty.