The Mitchell Report named some of the golden boys: Rick Ankeil, Eric Gagne, Chuck Knoblauch, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemons.
Now maybe i am stupid, but if it takes a physician to prescribe lidocaine, why didn't a doctor do the injections? Moreover, he never mentioned that he had received any injections from his trainer in any of his previous denials regarding steroid use. Not to mention he was not a Biology major while at the University of Texas.
Since the Report, nobody talking about or picking on Barry Anymore. Add to that, now the same folks who said that he should not be in the hall of fame or that his record is tainted, will have to say the same about the names I called out earlier and that makes me happy. Unfortunately, since such is the case, they do not even discuss Steroid use in baseball and the assorted implications much anymore. No Barry, no steroids unless like 60 minutes. They didn't eve run a show on the topic until the goldenboy himself was called out. Last week I was using allogory and my understanding of Moliere's Tartuff to explain hipocracy. This is another prime example. I mean its like the governors in the world of sports talk have given the aforemention, and Mr. Bonds by default clemency, a pardon, a commutation of sentence, or a reprieve.
So I think the moral of the story is it is ok to throw stones at glass houses unless the house got members of your family inside. Meaning if Roger gets in, so must Bary both with or with out an asterisk.