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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Steroid Era gets a little less fun


Joe Posnanski on the latest revelation: As he often does, Joe has absolutely nailed this one. I'm not real thrilled with Sosa for cheating -- or for lying to Congress while under oath -- but I'm not ready to tar and feather the guy and ride him out of town on a rail, either. It's just not any fun, looking at his page. Or Mark McGwire's, or Barry Bonds' or any number of other guys' pages.

Granted, a lot of people who watched Sosa and McGwire and Bonds while they were racking up the numbers on their pages had a great deal of fun. Those guys? For years, they gave us exactly what we wanted. I was there. I remember the cheers. During batting practice. And I suspect that even today, those guys wouldn't trade the cheers for much of anything.