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Old 02-05-2013, 12:16 PM
Red Barchetta Red Barchetta is offline
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Originally Posted by Irishsox1 View Post
What's the big deal here, baseball managers get fired. Am I supposed to believe that Tony LaRussa would have stayed with the Sox every year since 1981?...yea, wouldn't happen.

When I think of Tony LaRussa, I think of a great manager and steroids. Why managers don't get tainted the way Mark McGuire has, I don't know why.
As much as I hate how offensive baseball records fell to the ilk of Bonds, Sosa, McGuire, Palmeiro, Clemens, etc. during the steroid era, the blame goes beyond the players in question to managers, coaches, trainers, owners, etc. Everyone knew what was going on, however fan butts were in the seats and the popularity of the game was high. They just turned a blind eye.

Although good players became great players by using PEDs, I believe there were a lot more below average players who became average players using PEDs. Players who may have only lasted 2-3 years may have extended their careers to 5-6 years. Players we have already forgotten.
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