Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bill James, Steroids and the Hall of Fame

Bill James recently weighed in (PDF) with a somewhat stunning take on steroids and how in the future people won't think it was all that big of a deal because we will have drugs that allow us to live hundreds of years.

Baseball Crank also weighed in to agree that history will be forgiving and all the great players should be in the Hall, regardless of steroid use.

I guess you need to separate the debate over Bonds and Clemens making it into the Hall of Fame in 20 years and people living to be 1,000. Even if everyone is taking steroids in the future and wondering why all the fuss, I still wonder about about how this era will be viewed. There will also be the problem of not knowing exactly how many steroids certain players used (one time vs. entire season or career).

Read it if you haven't yet, it is thought-provoking and this is how it ends (he talks a lot about Will Clark throughout):

The end of the day here is about the year 2040, perhaps 2050. It will come upon us in a flash. And, at the end of the day, Mark McGwire is going to be in the Hall of Fame, and Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa, and Rafael Palmeiro, and probably even Barry Bonds. I am not especiallyadvocating this; I simply think that is the way it is. I only hope that, when all of these players are enshrined, they will extend a hand up to a few players from the Will Clark division of the game.


  1. In the face, so you see just a few differences when compared to traditional Cartier Calibre. Within rolex replica uk to start with search, some people start looking the exact same, though examining them all also, you can understand an important remodeled min watch, additional no time face, and even accelerated measure of lume. A possibility that a person is without a doubt that much more attractive as opposed to the several other, though it is essential to know that variation. Each individual is kind of fake omega sale legible and which will 50 percent of Roman numbers and even 50 percent of baton 60 minutes guns pattern face. That additional no time face in the Cartier Calibre Diver is amazingly legible along with a very good exploring matte the white kind of offer. That 60 minutes and even min hands and fingers has been increased just a little a lot easier lume in the diver start looking, i really believe, though will not be harmful the path it will be. As expected, there is always that "open meeting display, inch that we i am not even in love with, though I had come to understand to help you chanel replica handbags have problems with the application at actually attractive knobs just like the Calibre.

  2. snapbacks wholesale,
    boston celtics jersey,
    canada goose outelt,
    new orleans saints jerseys,
    chanel handbags outlet,
    washington redskins jerseys,
    green bay packers jerseys,
    michael kors uk,
    converse shoes,
    cheap soccer jerseys,
    pittsburgh steelers jersey,
    hollister canada,
    oakley sunglasses,
    oklahoma city thunder jerseys,
    real madrid jersey,
    los angeles clippers,
    gucci,borse gucci,gucci sito ufficiale,gucci outlet
    mlb jerseys,
    canada goose outlet,
    minnesota vikings jerseys,

  3. A general view on the final day of Watches Replica the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge 10th edition at Desert Palm Hotel on February 21, Replica Rolex watches 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.UAE play Desert Palm on the final day of the UK Replica watches International Dubai Polo Challenge 10th edition at Desert Palm Hotel on Replica Rolex Watches February 21, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.A model in the Cartier Villa on the final day of Designer handbags.

  4. This is really a pleasant and useful, containing all data furthermore greatly affect the new innovation. Much obliged for sharing it,
    Avriq India
    AVRiQ - Data Recovery
    AVRiQ Crunchbase
    Avriq Services
    Avriq Us


Site Meter