My Dog Ate My Homework

Sure he did, Barry.

Do we start debating asterisks now, or do we wait?

5 comments… add one
  • 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.

    YF December 3, 2004, 10:51 am
  • 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.

    Clay December 3, 2004, 12:16 pm
  • Here’s one vote for the asterisk. We owe it to Hank Aaron.

    MJL (SF) December 3, 2004, 12:31 pm
  • Point of fact: I am against asterisks. Just asking the question, though. I’m with Clay and YF on this one.

    SF December 3, 2004, 7:42 pm
  • 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.

    JeremyM December 4, 2004, 12:29 am

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