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[Aug. 2nd, 2005|02:25 am]
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well, it is the middle of baseball season and the middle of an interesting pennant race. the marlins are on a roll, which is great. but what upsets me is rafael palmeiro. he says he never knowingly took steroids when questioned after he tested positive for steroid use. he said he has nothing to gain from it considering it's near the end of his career and he already has over 500 homeruns and 3,000 hits which is cooperstown worthy, but i mean wouldn't you think if someone was giving you something to take, whether it was a doctor, a teammate, or any1 else, you would make sure you knew EXACTLY what was in there? i mean, come on. he's obviously not that smart or he is lying. the biggest issue now is whether or not he should get into the hall of fame. if he does then some will feel that it's not right because he would not have been as good without the steroids. yet if he does not get into the hall of fame then people will be upset because it's not proven that he took steroids through out his whole career, and there are probably other to-be hall-of-famers who have or will in the future take steroids. what sucks is that steroids are taking away from the fun of baseball. i hated how "baseball tonight" a show on espn showing the day's baseball highlights only talked about palmeiro and steroids, blah blah. it's very upsetting.

-and btw, i don't think this is off-topic b/c it involves all of baseball

so how about them florida marlins and mike lowell?!! he is getting into the groove of things as well as the marlins ^_^ so happy!!

[User Picture]From: eririshii
2005-08-02 06:14 pm (UTC)
from what i've read, it sounds like Maguire was going to be the scapegoat for the steroids scandal and not be let into the HOF, so the same thing may end up happening to Palmeiro, although 3000 hits and 500 HRs, i doubt it. while it will most likely postpone his acceptance, i dont think it will ban him all together. what makes me mad is that through all of this, bonds will still get into the hall without a fight. don't get me wrong, he's an incredible athelete with or without steroids, i just have a problem with the type of mentality that would cheat in order to ensure victory.

players (including bonds, sheffield, and now palmeiro) saying that they didnt know they 'never knowingly' consumed steroids is such a cop out. if you're going to do it, atleast be a man about it and admit it.

the only argument that i've heard that is even slightly convincing to me about why steroid-users should still be in contention of the HOF is that many of the past players to be let were known to cheat through other avenues, like Phil Niekro and the file in his pocket, or the scores of spitballers.

i'm just as happy about the braves being back on top where they belong as you are about the Marlins and Lowell (who i love as a player).
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From: czpianist
2005-08-02 11:14 pm (UTC)
agreed with the mentality thing. hard work is more respectable. like juan pierre for example. he works hard and may not be a home run hitting allstar, but one has to appreciate how hard he works. i don't like barry bonds or mark mcgwire and have not for awhile. good players, bad people. that's what i think.

about the braves: darn it!!!! every fricking year!!!!!!
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From: cmr629
2005-08-05 11:09 am (UTC)
I hate the excuse "never knowingly took steroids". Seriously, they ALL say the same thing, just come clean.

I really hope Mike Lowell gets things together because that will help a lot!
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