After violating the league's drug policy, it'll be interesting to see what will happen to the support that had been building for Rafael Palmeiro in regards to his credentials for the Hall of Fame.
The whole story is here.
I'm going to do my little dance now: until they prove something definitive as far as how large an advantage is gained by using steroids, I think Palmeiro's accomplishments can't be erased, and on the merits of the numbers he is still worthy of the Hall of Fame.
But if I were to have a vote, would I have trouble voting him into the HOF?
Raffy says "he didn't know", which of course is eerily similar to what Barry Bonds said, but the only ingredient missing is Bonds actually testing positive under a drug test. Say whatever you will beforehand and while your guilt is still unproven, but once the gig is up, please just admit it and deal with the backlash. Because it'll only be that much worse if you deny it -- no one will believe you.
So, after the media stir around Bonds has quieted to a large degree over the last couple of months and the struggle of the Giants who are actually playing this year had come to the fore, now it'll all start back up again -- the only difference, oddly enough, will be the resurgence of Jason Giambi, which of course should slow down the "he wouldn't have done any of that without steroids" argument just a bit, but of course will not slow it down at all.
Everybody, let's get together and have a group sigh.
Here we go again.