Sure he did, Barry.
Do we start debating asterisks now, or do we wait?
That would mean a little star next to every entry in the encyclopedia since the mid 80s, and would seemingly require a similar dingbat adjacent to every pre-Jackie Robinson record. History will just have to remember.
We wait. We start with steroids, where do we stop? Greenies? Cocaine use? Pre-integration? Scuffing baseballs? (Hello Gaylord Perry and Whitey Ford!)
They didn’t change the outcome of the 1919 World Series after the fact. YF has it right – it’s just a part of baseball history now.
Here’s one vote for the asterisk. We owe it to Hank Aaron.
Point of fact: I am against asterisks. Just asking the question, though. I’m with Clay and YF on this one.
My turn to play devil’s advocate: if steroids didn’t cause health problems, would they still be banned from baseball? Would people even care? They were legal until their health consequences were fully realized.
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