@robtrick I often think about someone like John Olerud at a time like this

I often think about someone like John Olerud at a time like this. He was second in batting average and hit a record number of doubles that year…Anyone who knows, knows, Doubles are usually hit off the centre field wall.Usually higher than the glove of the centre fielder.Close to going over the fence. He had a sweet swing ala Ted Williams. There was question that he was on the cusp of greatness. I am certain that he did not steroids. If you remember he had a medical condition from a childhood illness where they replaced part of his skull with a metal plate in his head. The point is I am sure that he was advised not to take steroids and in fact his performance illustrated that he didn’t. All those doubles would have been home runs. He could have been in the Hall of fame but he chose to be a sweet swinging doubles hitter. The guys who cheat may get fame but really we get nothing from them. We don’t improve our swings but rather our muscle. Instead of running the base paths they jog after home runs.Roger Clemons wants nothing more than to go to the hall of fame, so much so, that he is trying to concoct a comeback.And what he is trying to do in actuality is to delay his candidacy for such(so he is not compared to other juicers). Baseball was better with the double steal and stolen bases instead of always swinging for the fences or beyond. Sure I understand cheating and wanting to win. but i also don’t care enough. I have followed the Tour de France for over 25 years and witnessed a stage at Grenoble in 1990. Compared to TV , Live cycling is a carnival. Very little to do with the cycling itself. It is a 3 week self promotional campaign by France . When I heard that Lance Armstrong was sick with Testicular Cancer, I immediately thought that he was on the Juice. if you saw him before the sickness. You would think he was a Line backer. He had 44 inch handlebars (regular 38-42) and couldn’t climb hills. After his sickness he lost 40 pounds and was able to ascend. I watched as much of his victories as I could and read along. I even cheered for him. But I was never fooled.He isn’t a role model, A hero and certainly no John Olerud. #dearrobtrick from Facebook


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