What I don't get about baseball is how "greenies" i.e. uppers and various forms of "speed" are always overlooked. Those things were illegal, yet they were used by virtually every baseball player in the late 50's, 60's and 70's (through 2005 when baseball finally banned them) and they absolutely enhanced performance in that they got the players ready to play game in and game out. There really isn't much difference between them and steroids, especially given how widespread steroid use obviously was. I just don't get why guys like Mays get passes for greenie use, why a guy like Bonds gets crucified for steroid use. Totally hypocritical.
Jim Bouton a former Yankee pitcher in his book said Mantle and Maris were pot smokers. Dock Ellis pitched a no hitter while high on LSD. Now granted the performance enhancing affect of those drugs can be debated, but not of greenies.
Exactly how I feel.
Furthermore, Bonds wasn't gaining an advantage on hardly anyone. 90% of the league was probably doing the same thing he was. Who cares!
Bonds was easily one of the best players ever. There almost nothing he couldn't do exceptionally well on a baseball field.