We all know the story so there's no need to link. We also know the condemnation Canseco received from, well, everyone so there's no need to go there either. What I want to know is what do we all think about the story bigger than A-Rod getting busted for PED's? The story of PED's in baseball. Do we care? Is it cheating if your competitor is also on them? Are we trying to make ourselves believe that we didn't know about McGwire and Sosa that crazy summer? What's the end game? What will satisfy us?
For me, since I hate the NYY this is fun. I never really liked A-Rod and when he went to NY, I liked him less. Nothing made me happier than A-Rod grounding into an inning ending DP. Maybe Mariano blowing a save but that's it. Even though I thought he was clean, I am not surprised. Nor would I be surprised if I heard any of the following names linked to steroids (Mets fan here): David Wright, Jose Reyes, Greg Maddux, Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn, Derek Jeter and so on and so on. I would be surprised by no one. No one at all. Except David Eckstein or Juan Pierre. Those two would be surprising. What I mean is that, for now, they're a part of the game. Players use/used them. A lot of players. I knew it in 1998 and I know it now and I can't deem someone a cheater unless I know what proportion was cheating along with that player.
I am sure there are some parents who read this blog. Is this affecting your children? Do you fear that they'll be pressured to try PED's in high school? What are the opinions?
Do we care anymore?