I Guess Canseco Was Right
- Updated: February 12, 2009
I usually try to stay clear of the controversial issues in baseball, but I couldn’t resist this topic. To start things off, here are some quotes from the baseball world by some past and present players.
While I can’t say that I was crushed like George Brett was, but I was surprised that only 1 in 104 names got leaked. Something is seriously wrong with that! I’m not sure his career is ruined like Brett said there, but his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame just got a whole lot more difficult to determine. He should have been a first time ballot lock, but this turn of events may have just changed all of that.
For his sake, I hope Berman isn’t one of the other 103 players on that list or else these comments look pretty ridiculous.
Unfortunately Roy, that will probably never happen, but he may get an asterisk or two next to those stats and accomplishments.
I’m with Curt on this one, but I’m not sure it will happen due to the fallout it might cause between the government, MLB and the
MLBPA. I think that after the Mitchell Report, all of these names should have come out. It’s not fair that A-Rod has been singled out like this, but he put himself in this predicament in the first place by choosing to take an illegal substance whether MLB had banned it or not.
Like the title states, I guess Jose Canseco was right after all. He said in his second book about steroids in baseball that he foretold about A-Rod using steroids. I think he even claimed to give A-Rod a contact for them. Until we see more names get leaked, we here at Baseball reflections will continue to consentrate on the other aspects of the game in hope that this one resolves itself sooner rather than later.