by Stephen Jones
In this tired story fueled, it seems,
by personal and institutional greed,
will suspension clear the smoke?
HGH and PEDs, the fiery secret
formula lurking hidden in MLB . . . then
one astute comment is its equation:
“Average talent becomes good,
good talent becomes great, and
great talent reaches the Hall of Fame.”
(In the past, the tightrope dance between
denial and admission seemed to mirror baseball –
where business often outweighed the game.)
But not this time: the list of the alleged is
too long, the evidence too compelling. MLB
will clean house, Selig will have his legacy.
To note: Braun may get his money, so may
others to be named. But Hall of Fame status
is unreachable . . . and no asterisk need apply.
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