Should steroid users be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame? | The Tylt
Should steroid users be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Baseball is a game of integrity and honor. It has no room for cheaters.
Steroid users represent an era of players who didn't respect the game enough to play it the right way. Instead of earning their way with talent and hard work, they resorted to synthetic means to get money and glory. They may have gotten numbers, but those numbers mean nothing with the knowledge that these athletes had to depend on steroids to get them.
Baseball has lost its way by thinking that the steroid era was acceptable because everyone was taking it. The bottom line is that steroid users cheated and cheaters should not be honored in the Hall of Fame.
It is pretty rich that baseball players of yesteryear are complaining about steroid use when they weren't clean themselves. Most players took "greenies" or amphetamines in order to gain an unfair advantage against those who wouldn't. The hypocrisy of those players has no merit in the discussion of letting steroid users into the Hall of Fame.
The reality is that players who played in the Steroid Era grew the game and made it more popular with their long bombs and incredible pitching. Steroids might make you bigger and stronger, but it doesn't help with seeing a pitch and making contact with it. It doesn't help curve a ball more. It still takes an immense amount of talent to be great in baseball. If steroids helped so much, then everyone would be a Hall of Famer.
They may not have been clean, but the Steroid Era greats still belong in the Hall of Fame.