I don™t know what to think. I don™t know what to feel. My head is cloudy. I guess there is good news to be found, if one had to find the silver lining. The good news is that this is finally all out in the open. The good news is that baseball can hopefully move on and implement a stronger, independently conducted, testing system that is supported by the Players Association as well as MLB and that performance enhancing drugs may become a thing of the past.
I also think that there should be another report – we can call it The Milano Report for now, recognizing and celebrating the players of the steroid era that didn™t succumb to the pressure of using illegal performance enhancing substances. The players that excelled, even though they were at a disadvantage while facing their juiced opponents, should be commended for their strength, heart, natural ability and integrity. By the length of the list of players involved and the percentage of those most likely using but not named, maybe it™s the good guys that should have the asterisks by their names and should be singled out.
Not for the first time, I find myself in 100% agreement with Ms. Milano. Just so long as that cad Carl Pavano gets what’s coming to him, we’ll both be satisfied.
Who’d have guessed before Thursday afternoon that Todd Hundley would be implicated and Mike Piazza wouldn’t?