Posted on: February 9, 2009 7:32 pm

Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

Where have all the heroes gone, gone to steroids everyone, when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.  The news this week on Alex Rodriguez is to say the least unfortunate.  What I mean is that it is unfortunate that another hero bites the dust just when we thought maybe he was the one that would put the likes of Bonds, McGuire, and Sosa behind us.  Unfortunately that now won't happen.  If he plays a little longer and there is no reason to suspect he won't then he can put behind him some of this where as Bonds, McGuire and Sosa never will. 

Looking back, I am not surprised Alex lied when asked about use to Katie Couric afterall the information from the sampling was supposed to never be used against him and forever remain a secret.  I would not be surprised that once he learned he tested positive he gave it up.  If the samples had been destroyed he could have and actually should not have had to look back on it.  I would gather there are some sealed records of a lot of people that lie everyday because that it never supposed to be revealed.  If in fact they turned the corner that is what should matter most.  I for one want to at least think that wrong as it was, Alex lied only because he thought it would never come out and he had made the decision to never use again.  Sometimes it takes only one scare.  As much as he is about his records, I feel confident he made the decision any future use would not be worth the risk.

Bonds on the other hand and Clemons are an altogether different situation.  There use was evident by many and they have categorically denied it, even when the proof is there.  There is no way for them to make amends.  Now what about McGuire? He owned up to some growth enhancement that was found in his locker.  It was legal and he supposedly stopped after that was brought to the light.  He also cannot make amends on the field.  So where does he stand in all this?

I would like to think the Hall of Fame could have the athletes that have the records in the Hall.  Perhaps we will see a Hall of Fame that won't have the HR Leader, the Hits Leader, the player that broke Roger Maris' record, the best pitcher of the live ball era and you name it. It might not have the future HR leader that breaks Bond's record.  Do we need a Sports Records Hall of Fame that could have caveats like this athlete did this or is alledged to have done this.  We could include all sports and someone could go see their stuff.  My guess is it would have quite an appeal because there are going to be a lot of heroes in there.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com