@BrickBack -I can understand why baseball officials discount Barry Bonds record and fans now boo him at the game because they feel that he somehow cheated in order to get to where he is and no one respects a cheater.
I think that if he took performance enhancing drugs then his record should not be considered or discussed because it is cheating. However, I do also understand the pressure that many of these players are under to perform.
These players realize that their multimillion dollar contracts are based on their statistics and how well they perform. In addition, the baseball world has looked the other way with a lot of these steroid cases which makes it even more likely that a player would use these drugs.
I think that it is sad that it comes to this because I truly love the game of baseball and wish it could go back to its initial roots. Now when someone breaks a historic record you almost always assume that it was because they were on steroids even though the player may not have ever touched the stuff.
I think that there should be mandatory testing for all players to make sure that they are not using steroids because this drug can also adversely affect their health.