Originally Posted by Irishsox1
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.
Of everyone involved in baseball, managers really had the least to do with the issue of steroids.
What were they supposed to do? They couldn't test the players on their own. They don't necessarily have much say in what players are on the roster. They can't realistically bench or release a player based on suspicion. And if they call out the player in public based on suspicion alone, they would completely lose the team.
Every manager probably had roiders, and not one of them could do anything about it.