It wasn’t just Barry Bonds taking steroids. It was also Roger Clemens. And also a host of all-stars, many of whom are still playing: Tejada, Gagne, Lo Duco. So reveals Major League Baseball’s investigation of steroid use, whose report was just released. See this story for the grim details: Steroid Report Names Star Players – washingtonpost.com. The names that were named were hardly comprehensive. If the stars were doing it, you just know the mid-level and low-level players who desperately wanted to be stars were doing it.
Fans don’t like Barry Bonds all that much anyway because of his obnoxious attitude, so they have come down hard on the slugger who smashed so many beloved records. But fans love Roger Clemens! I predict the “everybody was doing it” defense may actually work. Maybe we should just put an asterix by the whole “steroid era” and go from there.