The '51 Giants had that legendary closing stretch -- and were stealing signs and relaying them with electronic equipment. If anything it was worse than what the Astros got punished for. And yet nobody is advocating for anything stupid like booting Willie Mays from the HOF for his role in the whole thing.
The biggest HR seasons in history happened in the last decade, not during the "steroid era". I really don't think steroids affect hitting all that much, besides helping to keep injury prone players on the field (as frogbs noted).
Congrats to Aaron Judge on an amazing season, but his "record" is nearly meaningless. Voted Bonds, of course.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:00 (three months ago) link
I mean you can argue that Bonds, McGwire, and Sosa don't count but I highly doubt anyone out there in baseball land really feels like a record was broken. they can say they do but I bet they don't mean it. it's kind of bullshit for Judge that half the talk about his insane season has to be about steroids. as though there's anything more to say on the topic
― frogbs, Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:47 (three months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Friday, 4 November 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Saturday, 5 November 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link
Bonds wuz robbed!!
― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 5 November 2022 03:56 (two months ago) link