Wade Boggs Comments on Steroids Cheats and the Hall of Fame
I’ve been waiting a long time to hear a player speak out about steroids the way Hall of Famer Wade Boggs did. For all the people who say “everyone was doing it” or “I would have done it too,” we have Boggs to bring some passionate honesty to the matter. Check out what the lifetime .328 hitter said to NESN’s Dirty Water TV:
“Unless Cooperstown is going to … add a lot of bricks, to add another wing for this whole era, I don’t see it going forward.” That’s what I’ve been saying — the only response is to create a steroids-era wing to induct these players. They belong in Cooperstown but not in the Hall of Fame as long as the criteria includes “integrity, sportsmanship, character.” Now we’re finally getting somewhere! As far as his comments that the owners are the ones getting screwed, yeah they are when they sign a guy like Andruw Jones for $36 million and he hits a buck 50, but when guys like Barry Bonds set home run records, it’s all worthwhile.
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