Yahoo Sports – [Bud] Selig, who has long maintained the stance that he should not receive any blame for players’ rampant steroid use during his tenure (1998-2015), was quick to point out, again, that he feels he did all he could… “I honestly don’t know what else I could have done. That’s my answer.”
So a lot of people are pretty pissed off that Bud Selig is getting inducted into the Hall of Fame, mainly because he oversaw the league when everyone from the No. 3 hitter to the bat boy was popping steroids like tic tacs. I don’t know why people are shocked. Did some shady shit go down during the Steroid Era? Absolutely. Are the record books totally fucked now because bums like Sammy Sosa have 600+ Home Runs? Definitely. But was baseball the most popular it had been in a long long time due to the Steroid Era? 100%
Say what you will, I don’t give a shit either way, but you can’t vote in Selig and then develop this morally elitist attitude when it comes time to vote guys you think may have done steroids. Don’t work that way guys. But the guy was the commissioner of Major League Baseball for 20+ years. He was going in no matter what barring a Bill Clinton-esque sex scandal.
You HAVE to respect his absolute snake game though. Pulling the old Costanza card when asked about steroids: “I honestly don’t know what else I could have done.” Idk, like fucking anything. Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?
Either way, DON’T CARE. Love steroids in baseball. Christ I’m a proponent of giving players aluminum bats so they can hit 1,200 foot dingers. I need to see Mookie Betts hit a Home Run to the fucking Boston Common and I need it now.