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Friday, December 14, 2007

The End of the Steroids Era

Isn't the Mitchell Report pretty anti-climactic? I mean, Bonds, Clemens, blah blah blah.

My question is, when did "the steroids era" begin? Or, to put things a little differently, when was the last non-steroidal summer?


At 12:35 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

I think you underestimate the impact. So YOU knew that Rocket Roger was juiced, and I probably knew it too (although, to be honest, I was never completely sure about it), but a lot of people didn't. And the volume of names is itself significant. It's the first time, outside of Caminiti's or Canseco's remarks, that we've had evidence of systematic abuse.

Plus, the evidence is weighted against certain teams and markets: NY, LA, SF, Boston. But those are such major markets that this will be a big media story for a long time, especially when you figure it in to the legacy of the Yankees. (I'd mention Baltimore too, since they're a huge offender as well, but then again they also suck.)

OK, so what really good teams of the last 15 years have escaped relatively clean? Aside from David Justice, I haven't heard much about the Braves & roids this week (and even Justice may have been post-Brave).


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