Re: No asterisk necessary
I have to disagree with you guys. Any athlete will take whatever advantage science and technology will give them. Do you really think that Hank wouldn't have used the elbow pads if they were available in his time? Do you really think Ruth, the poster boy for partyers in his time, would think twice about using roids if they were available?
I don't really know the answers to those questions. I do know this... if Bonds' homerun ball deserves an asterisk branded on it... the Steelers' and the Raiders' Lombardi's do too. Both teams had guys on the juice...and you know it. It doesn't matter weather or not there was a policy against it back then... cheating is cheating... right?