I dislike the fact that he and others [Sosa, McGwire, etc.] used performance enhancing drugs. No I wouldn't feel any less animosity if he hit less HR. I'd respect him more if he just came out and said yea I did PED's and I am or am not sorry for it and this is why.
I appreciate the fact that he didn't try to "market" himself by putting up a facade like Sosa with his sprinting to RF, the "Sammy hop" his little kiss, kiss, chest bump thank you God act. McGwire with his still friends with my ex-wife, Big Mac Mcdonalds, all-american nice guy charade. Then he and Sosa's quasi-homosexual encounters on the middle of the diamond when the record was broke. Pre-planned of course to market their cheap, unfairly accomplished, ill gotten gains to maximize profits off of [among others] impressionable young ten year olds such as myself.
I think he should make the HoF unlike Sosa, McGwire, Palmeiro because of his pre-PED resume.
I also think MLB is lucky it still has fans after that crap it pulled.
"I go all out, and I'm going to bring that to the table everyday. In good times and in bad times." - Eric Byrnes
"As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves." - Ken Griffey Jr.
"I saw Nolan Ryan throw 212 pitches in 11 innings one day. It messed him up so bad, he had to retire 16 years later at 46." - Reggie Jackson
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