After a few days digesting the Sammy Sosa link to PEDs, I'm still a little foggy on where I stand on the steroid issue.
Not that I'm saying it's right. But I think there's shades of grey starting to appear on the issue.
This is what happens when the biggest home run hitters of our generation (Sosa, Arod, Giambi, etc.) are being exposed for testing positive. And we know there's at least 100 more names that haven't been disclosed from the now-infamous 2003 test.
Am I ashamed, as a Cubs - and Sosa - fan that Sammy was caught? To be honest, not really. I'm trying to articulate in my own mind why that is and here's the best I can come up with:
Steroids were legal in baseball. End of story.
Sure, they are horrible for your body. They set an awful precedent to our youth. They've distorted the home run record book forever.
Those names on the list will have some answering to do, certainly.