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I got a book several years ago that had an accompanying CD with famous sports moments in baseball history. It was edited and narrated by Bob Costas. This morning driving to work one of the clips from that popped up on my iPod, McGwire's 62nd home run. I found myself wondering if Costas has returned the portion of his income from that tainted section of the book to the people who bought the book.
I think the failure of the writers to catch and out PED users is a lot more damning than the players using them.
Isn't that like saying the failure of law enforcement to catch a murderer is a lot more damning than the person who committed the murder itself?
Who from that era belongs in the Hall? Either the players who put up the best numbers between the lines, from the first pitch to the last out: or no one. No writers, no broadcasters, no managers, no executives.
With three exceptions: Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, who wrote Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports, which exposed Barry Bonds’ use of PEDs (and which held up in Federal court)....
I think the failure of the writers to catch and out PED users is a lot more damning than the players using them. The players were doing what players have done for 150 years, trying to win games*. The writers job is to provide inside information and expose wrongdoing. The failure to do that is one more area where writers have dropped the ball.
they were scared to report it because they might lose their almighty access to players.
I wonder how many Bonds fans in general would thrill to seeing his accusers being honored on the inside while Bonds himself was primarily represented by that Mark Ecko donation.
Writers who at the time turned a blind eye to the behavior and are now sanctimonious bastards about the issue
which exposed Barry Bonds’ use of PEDs (and which held up in Federal court)....
No baseball broadcaster who worked on radio or TV during the Steroids Era should be awarded the Ford C. Frick Award.
The sportswriters didn't necessarily turn a blind eye - they just wrote what people wanted to hear - and the public's consumption of the glad tidings allowed them to make money.
Howie, but don't the beat writers ever talk to the columnists/investigators? Sure the topic would have arisen.
Is it still the steroid era? I thought everyone declared it over in 2011 or so.
Hey, the people also wanted to see some dingers, so everyone's good?
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