• What’s your feeling about the debate whether or not to include players who used performance-enhancing drugs in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
RH: “In their era everyone was trying to compete, that’s why it go so large and got out of hand because if you didn’t do certain things to keep your body up to go out and compete, then you wouldn’t be on the ballclub. It’s hard for me to try to judge a ballplayer who did so well and whatever he took. I think mentally you still have to prepare yourself to play the game. … It’s all in (the voter’s) hands. For me, I didn’t understand the steroids era and whatever they were doing.”
• How has the game changed since you played?
RH: “The game has changed a lot. Modern technology, computers. They know about all the players on every team. To me the game has changed too much because we share so much information with the kids that they’re losing the ability to trust themselves. That’s what’s making the game not as well-played as in my era.”
• Do you see yourself staying in baseball as long as you can?
RH: “I’m hoping I can stay in the game until the day I die.”
Posted: June 28, 2012 at 05:58 AM | 17 comment(s)
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