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Old 01-10-2013, 01:43 PM
Hendu Hendu is offline
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Originally Posted by chicagowhitesox1 View Post
I've heard steroid rumors on Cal Ripken, Nolan Ryan, Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and Roberto Alomar. I can't say if any of them used but I would put money on the fact that at least one of them did use at so the hof is already more than likely tainted with steroids.

I don't agree with revoking a guys hof status because really the only reason anyone cares about steroids now instead of 20 years ago is because Hank Aarons and RogerMaris's records were broken. Every babyboomer in the country loved Nolan Ryan in the early 90's but can you imagine a 45 year old pitcher today striking out 300 batters and what the fans and media would be thinking.
Good points. Players were using PEDs as early as the 70s (Tom House, the pitcher who caught Aaron's record-breaking HR in the bullpen, admitted to using anabolic steroids back then), so there are already juicers in the HOF. Probably a lot more than we think. And as you said, for Nolan Ryan to put up those numbers into his mid-40s? C'mon...
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