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  1. Eddie
    June 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm | | Reply

    Pretty interesting. I was one of the people that said it made it better. I feel that if it wasn’t for players using steroids, the game may have never recovered from the ’94 strike. The Sosa/McGwire home run chases captured a nation and brought baseball back to the forefront of America’s consciousness. However, the inflated numbers have pretty much desecrated some of baseball’s most hallowed records, which in the end could destroy the game.

  2. June 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm | | Reply

    This is a topic that will constantly have people arguing back and forth over for years. Any record that involves power numbers will be scrutinized and combed through with the “did he or didn’t” during the era of time where PED use was prevalent.

    There are the purists out there that don’t enjoy the power game aspect of the sport and all the inflated power numbers are tarnished and probably feel they shouldn’t be kept as records, or have it recorded that there was cheating involved. Then there are those that enjoy the game the way it is with huge homeruns, guys whose only job on a team is to hit the ball (the DH).

    Just like any business the customer knows what they want and what they like. MLB is a business and if huge homeruns and 15-10 games are what the majority enjoys and they continue to buy tickets then it is going to be what it is. Records that are broken need to be investigated and if found to have had a stretch where they were using PED (which weren’t against MLB’s rules at the time) then it needs to be noted.

    Or eveyone needs to take them and then we’re back on a level playing field.

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