“To me, it’s frustrating to hear, ‘Oh, Morris might have a chance because he’s on the ballot with all the guys who did this and that,’” he said. “Wait a minute. Take that out of the picture. I’m either in or out, based on what I did. I don’t think [the alleged steroid users] should have anything to do with it.”
Morris, who pitched from 1977 to 1994 and won 254 games, gained 66.7 percent of the 573 ballots cast last year, meaning he needs to pick up 48 more votes—more if the number of voters increases, as anticipated—to reach the required 75 percent threshold. He leaves no doubt how he would vote on alleged cheaters.
“Look, guys do [performance-enhancing drugs] to get an edge,” he said. “They don’t feel good about their God-given ability, so they’ve got to have an edge. That mentality bothers me. ... I just think it’s wrong for society to reward people for doing something that was definitely wrong.
“That sends the wrong message to the next generation. I know I was never raised that way, and I would not want to live that way. I didn’t cheat my teammates, myself, or anybody. I’m not a perfect guy. I made a lot of bad mistakes in my life, but not in that regard.”
Posted: December 15, 2012 at 06:07 PM | 21 comment(s)
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