The though occurred to me the other day while listening to conversation on Manny Ramirez. The Nashville Sounds were playing some team where Manny was given an assginment in preparation for returning to the Dodgers. The discussion was why was Manny sort of being treated differently from others that have been involved with performance enhancing drugs. As the discussion went on the name Roger Clemens came up. Then it sort of dawned on me. Both Ramirez and Clemens played for Boston and did quite well. Did the front office suspect perhaps the use of steroids and sort of very quietly almost under the radar work to get these people out of the organization before all______ hit the fan?
Of course this is sort of perhaps a farfetched thought but bringing embarrassment to the Yankees in the case of Clemens well, that would seem to me as a pretty clever underhanded move. After all who really knew who the 104 players were that tested positive. I just thought I would put this in my blog and see if anyone may have contemplated other thoughts about this whole who knew what about what in the steroid era.
Do any of these players ever make it into the HOF? The fact that McGuire took that android growth that was found in his locker and he stopped taking it is all we really know about him. He didn't want to talk about it to Congress, he didn't want to lie under oath but the 104 people were supposed to be kept secret. In truth he was probably on it, however we don't know until the names are all released.
I know that steroids really belmished the game. Mantle was no saint but his HRs are real. His, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. I think Griffey is clean and so was Frank Robinson. Lets put the HR leader records in the Steroid era in another part of Cooperstown. Just words and thoughts for today.
Titans resume on 31 July. The Commodores play 12 games without a bye and Tennessee should go 2 for 1 to get a QB.