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He played clean in a dirty era
and crusaded against steroids for his entire career.
Did Frank Thomas witness any players using steroids, or did he not? How could he have been so concerned about the issue, yet, know nothing about the issue, all at the same time?
And both MLB and the players brought this situation on themselves, and they have to live with the reputational damage.
So it is not enough if he did not use and that from the beginning he spoke out against PEDs (as stated above, before is was fashionable), no to REALLY be credible he also had to rat out fellow team members and the consequences and the fact they might be friends and it would hurt his club, his friends, and his team be damned! Otherwise he is clearly a hypocrite who certainly juiced and poops his pants.
I think Thomas used PED's because he played college football at Auburn.
ou think it's okay to self-righteously condemn Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens after the fact and declare that they shouldn't be in the HOF, but to give people a pass because they were his friends and it would hurt his team? Steroids are cheating unless it's your friends doing it and/or it would hurt your team? Yeah, that pretty much defines hypocrisy.
(That doesn't mean that he himself used; it simply means he has no moral standing to criticize people for it now.)
After all that we've seen, you would put the chances of any player at "absolutely no chance"? Okay.
Palmeiro's body didn't change, you know. ARod's didn't either.
I don't think Thomas being outspoken against steroids makes him more likely to have used, but I doubt it makes him substantially less likely.
The South Carolina steroid scandal was roughly at the same time Thomas was on the Auburn football team.
It shows my own prejudice of course but, yes, I would be surprised to learn that Thomas did not do steroids while a football player.
He played anywhere from 250-290, but never once dramatically changed his body type. He got big and fat, but never big and lean.
BTW, Bo Jackson also went to Auburn and stayed in the football program three years longer than Frank. Where is the BTF outcry against him?
Again, body composition isn't necessarily a good indication of whether someone's used or not
So let me get this straight. If Frank Thomas did ever observe a team mate getting an injection or taking suspicious pills (or whatever, I honestly have no clue) then he had to rat them out publicly or he would forever lose all credibility on the issue? Is that your stand Ray?
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