What To Make Of The Steroid Era?

Tyler PollardCorrespondent IJuly 3, 2009

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (R), Charlie Scheeler, investigator on former Sen. George Mitchell's staff (C) and and former Major League Baseball strength and conditioning coach Brian McNamee (L) raise their right hands as they are sworn in to testify about allegations of steroid use by professional ball palyers before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill Feburary 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. The 'Mitchell Report' named several former and current major league baseball players, including Clemens, who are accused of using steriods or other performance-enhancing drugs.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

We live in a age where you never see raw talent like you used to see. It seem's every good player you would look up to as a kid is on steroids, A-Rod,Manny,Sammy Sosa,etc. You look at Albert Pujols and you say well he's putting up monster numbers and hes never been testified for steroids.

With all due respect to Albert Pujols but isn't that what everyone was saying about A-Rod two years ago, isn't that what everyone was saying about Manny Ramirez five years ago, isn't that what everyone was saying about Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Mark Mcgwire 10 years ago.

Some chose to go the path of lying about it in front of Congress,Roger Clemens, Mark Mcgwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa. Others chose to tell the truth, A-Rod, and Jason Giambi. It seems that the players of our age have forgotten that the only way you'll get better is if you practice, and believe that they wont be good unless they use steroids.

People like Ozzy Guillen are right, just show us the list. What is the point of keeping it from the public?

Randy Johnson just won his 300th game and it is an amazing feat, what makes it more amazing is that he did it without steroids. Mariano Riveria and Trevor Hoffman are in the 500 saves club what makes it more amazing is that they did it without steroids. Ken Griffey hit his 600th home run last year, and he did it without steroids. Derrick Jeter and Ichiro Suziski are on pace to get 300 hits and they all did it without steroids.

These players worked harder than any other player to get to the top and it worked. They are all future Hall Of Famers. What makes it even more special is they did it without steroids.

Barry Bonds,Mark Mcgwire, and Sammy Sosa are the top three in most home runs in a season. All most all of them have been linked to Steroids. If you take out all the stats of these players, the real record holder for most home runs in a season would be Roger Maris who hit 61 home runs with the Yankee's in 1961. If you took all those stat's away, Albert Pujols with 30 home runs, would be on pace to break that record.

Pete Rose was suspended from baseball for gambling, he is one of the greatest players and he never even got a chance to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Why is David Stern even giving players like Mark Mcgwire a chance to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. I believe that every player that has been linked to steroids should be suspended for life. You have to lay down some rule better than a 50-game suspension or it will just keep happening again.