Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Much Ado About A-Roid
At the end of the day with Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and the 103 other positive tests, they shouldn't be punished for their perifidy with regard to the test. The bottom line is that steroids were not banned in baseball when they took them. That means that what they did, as stupid and life threatening as it was, doesn't matter. Now they are, so it's a different story. Anybody caught now should face the punishments baseball has meted out.
On the other hand, anyone who has lied under oath (i.e. Barry Bonds) should face the appropriate punishments in a court of law and the court of public opinion. It shouldn't change their legacy, just how things end up with them.