Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was recently asked about what he thought about steroid use in baseball. His answer was simple, a one-year suspension from the game. I cannot help but agree with Ortiz on this one, but i also think a little something extra should be added into the equation. If a player is caught using performance enhancing drugs, he should be banned from getting into the hall of fame. A player cannot be recognized as one of the greatest of all time, if he was using drugs in order to boost his performance. Hell, if every player used steroids, they all would be putting up monster numbers. You cannot compliment someone for cheating. It just is not right.
Another current major-leaguer, Jamie Moyer was asked if he thought that recently outed steroid user Alex Rodriguez should be inducted into the Hall. His answer was simple, "How could he be?" Using drugs as an aid in competition is wrong, and how can you compare steroid using meatheads to such greats as Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth? You simply can't. Baseball has become a joke, and the game I used to like to watch has become a huge scandel of he said she said and cheaters. it is wrong and it has ruined major league baseball for me.
"I would suggest everybody get tested, not random, everybody," he said. "You go team by team. You test everybody three, four times a year and that's about it."
And if a player tests positive for steroids?
"Ban 'em for the whole year," the slugger said.