ESPN: Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, “Outside the Lines” has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.
At some point, we need to decide exactly how bad is the steroid problem? Sure it’s unfair to the old timers like Roger Maris and Hank Aaron, who in my opinion still own the REAL records. But is it really that bad to be having steroids in baseball? The point of us watching the game is to be entertained, right? Maybe I wanna see huge Mark McGwires all jacked up slamming 800 foot homers all night, and Roger Clemenses throwing 110 mph fastballs. That would be a freakin good game. It’s supposed to be about entertainment, right?
Seriously, Russel Crowe has never said truer words. I wanna be entertained. Barry Bonds is a complete fucking douche bag, yeah, but fuck was it fun to watch dudes like him jack homers all fucking night. I remember one game in the 2002 WS, the Giants were down big late in the game against the Angels, and the pitcher threw a hanging curve that must have looked like a big floating beach ball to Bonds, and he just fucking pissed on it. Jacked that shit right into the bay. It’s fun seeing those homers.