Thursday, December 13, 2007
I think one thing that needs to come out of this report is that everyone should take an honest look at themselves and think if I was them what would I have done. Would you have taken steroids or HGH or anything to give you an edge? Be honest with yourself.
Personally I don't think I could give a flat out no. I don't know if I could say if I was in any situation in a major league baseball career that I wouldn't have tried to get any edge to improve the situation. To me there are to distinct scenarios where I would most likely differ. The first would be the situation of Barry Bonds and those players that were already superior athletes and had already made a name for themselves. I honestly think that if I was in that situation and I had already established myself in the big leagues as a good player that I would be content with that. I think I wouldn't seek out the extra edge to turn myself into a Hall of Fame player or get that extra 1 or 2 million in the contract. However if I was a struggling high minors player who desperately wanted to get into the league or someone who was bouncing between the majors and the minors and I truly thought that taking Steroids or HGH would let me establish myself as a full time major leaguer than I probably would have done it. I obviously would have known what I was doing was wrong but so close to a dream I think I would have sacrificed my morals and attempted to achieve the dream.
So what do you think, what would you have done in either of those scenarios?