Here’s a great post about the steroid scandal. It could easily be on the front page of any sports section in the country.
The piece puts the whole steroid thing into perspective. I think we baseball fans went into a collective brain freeze during the 90s and pretended that what was happening was natural.
I remember standing around a TV at a newsroom in Jackson, Miss., when McGwire hit No. 62. It was an electric moment. I don’t recall hearing the word steroids that night or any other.
The heroics of McGwire and Sosa rescued baseball from the effects of the 1994 strike. They mirrored an earlier hero who brought fans back to baseball after the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
But now it’s more than clear. There’s only one Babe Ruth.