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The End of the Steroid Era? 40

  • Posted by: Sonia Kinkhabwala
  • April 19, 2011, 12:40 PM


This week, Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice. That got me thinking… what has happened to baseball? Will there ever be a true “home run king” again? The lies are endless. Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Jason Giambi. And what does all this mean for the Hall of Fame?

Many have called this untruthful time period the “Steroid Era,” and with good reason! Between 1998 and 2009, seven of the 10 players who reached 500 home runs were linked to steroid use. This fact made me wonder: will all future star sluggers be linked to steroids? Will this become the norm?

Over the years, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron have been the “home run king.” Recently, Barry Bonds acquired that prestigious title with 762 career homers. Now we can only wonder how many of those home runs were hit with the help of steroids. Will the honor ever be given to a true great without the need for an asterisk?

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is considering Bonds along with another steroid user, Clemens, for induction in 2013. Surprisingly, belting out 500 homers or winning 300 games alone doesn’t make the cut. Just ask Pete Rose. He should arguably be in the Hall of Fame as the all-time hits leader, but his involvement in gambling on games has kept him out. His experience, along with the possible fates of Bonds and Clemens, should be a strong lesson to all of the future players, including all of those aspiring Little League players.

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40 Comments

I HEARD HE GOT ARRESTED BECAUSE HE DRANK

REALLY?

Barry Bonds doesn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. He is a cheater!!!

he is not a cheater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who???

i really don't get it at all mail me back

Whole thing is Bonds was a steroids abuser and now there talking about his cheating bad carrer

even if we think that the steroid era is over players will still constantly use steroids.as the technology and medicine progresses athletes will find new steroids and drugs to use,and still authorities will find new ways to test for steriod use.so even if we may think it is over there will still be steroid use in the future

Bonds was good before he took Steroids.

Now he is a jerk

Barry Bonds booooooooooooooo for steroids. Almost anyone who's good once used them.

That one hurt. I used to be a huge Barry Bonds fan before it came out that he took steroids.

baseball will never be the same if we let players that admit to taking the juice keep playing like A-rod

i love it:)

i love it:)

Jose Bautista is doing good at getting home runs so far this season.

and A-rod and Granderson

so is berkman

baseball fanatic 368 Albert is awsome and not a cheater

What evidence do u have for that AceBro??? You know, everyone who hits 30 HRs does not have to be a steroid abuser. Otherwise, that would make Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and all those other people BEFORE the steroid era suspect. There are good (and great) ballplayers out there who don't cheat (Jeter, Pujols, Griffey, Ichiro...)

HE IS A CHEATER!

Sorry, I guess I could have worded that better. Matter of fact, I will. Hold on a second....there. I meant that to look like I thought he was a possibility for Home Run King. He is awesome, not a cheater

it is so bad how people tafe steroids

agreed

agreed

i like this

was good hows life

Albert Pujols for Home Run King!!!!!

ummmmmm.... JetTank, A-Rod is a cheater, and does not deserve to be Home Run King. In my eyes, Hank Aaron is still the Home Run King, and Babe Ruth still holds the record for most Home Runs in a single season (Maris played more games, and McGwire and Bonds both took steroids)

albert is better than people that do take steroids anyway!!!!!

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