Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jeff Kent talks ‘Survivor: Philippines’ and the Hall of Fame

Outwit! Outplay! Outlast! Outré!

HitFix: I was gonna say. This year is Barry Bonds and it’s also Clemens and Biggio and there are a bunch of big guys.

Jeff Kent: You’re right. There are. And everybody’s talking about the Steroid Era, too. Are these guys gonna be able to grab some votes? So I’m curious to know as well, how the media portrays the guys who were potential users. I care about the history of the game and the media will have a vote in how the history is perceived if they vote towards players who are known users in the game. I’m curious to see how that’s going to go.

HitFix: What is your own personal preference or inclination or even guess on that? What would you expect a response to be?

Jeff Kent: Well, I think there have already been subtle examples of how they’re going to vote with McGwire. It’s there. It’s a topic of conversation. One of these days they’ll get beyond. But you’re disrespecting the game when you cheat the game. I don’t care if the drugs were illegal or legal. If it’s OK in baseball to do it, then it’s OK. But it wasn’t OK in baseball, even though we didn’t have a drug policy. It wasn’t OK. It enhances your play in the game and if there’s a perception out there that’s OK, then it’s just going to open up a can of worms. You could be debating this forever and there are players out there who cheated who will never get caught and who have never been discussed. So who’s who and who did what? I don’t know. But the players who knowingly were users of drugs who enhanced their game, I think it eventually is a struggle for those people who have a vote to say whether it’s OK or not.

Repoz Posted: November 11, 2012 at 07:09 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hof

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Dangerous Dean Posted: November 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4300381)
Jeff, the team...er tribe has spoken. Gimme your torch.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
cardsfanboy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 20 Feb. 2017: Baseball in a Time of Politics
(1395 - 10:05am, Feb 24)
Last: Gone Fishing

NewsblogDon Mattingly thinks pace of play can be improved by changing views on strikeouts
(28 - 10:04am, Feb 24)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogIs 300-wins club done adding members?
(130 - 10:03am, Feb 24)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(2502 - 9:39am, Feb 24)
Last: NJ in NY (Now with Baby!)

NewsblogMike Piazza Learns How to Be an Owner. Of a Soccer Team. In Italy.
(103 - 9:38am, Feb 24)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogIn defense of Sammy Sosa
(7 - 9:37am, Feb 24)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

Sox TherapyTruckin' Along
(4 - 9:32am, Feb 24)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(270 - 8:46am, Feb 24)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogPump The Brakes On Kyle Schwarber? Well, Actually...
(10 - 8:05am, Feb 24)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogHeyman: Romneys, who bid on Marlins, in talks to buy piece of Yankees
(8 - 1:28am, Feb 24)
Last: Meatwad needs baseball

NewsblogExclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week - sources
(14 - 12:08am, Feb 24)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogWhy Joe Maddon sees Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff guy in Cubs lineup | CSN Chicago
(6 - 11:29pm, Feb 23)
Last: zonk

NewsblogBaseball Reference has a New Look
(91 - 11:26pm, Feb 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Bizarre Ending to Pitching's Greatest Winning Streak
(3 - 9:04pm, Feb 23)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogThe End of “Stick to Sports”
(72 - 8:37pm, Feb 23)
Last: Betts, Bogaerts, and D Price(GGC)

Page rendered in 0.2511 seconds
47 querie(s) executed