Thursday, August 04, 2005

A Legacy Tarnished

It's looking more and more like Rafael Palmeiro has seriously hurt his Hall-of-Fame chances, as it was discovered that he tested positive for the steroid stanozolol, which is the same steroid that Ben Johnson tested positive for at the 1988 Olympics and cannot be found in any GNC supplements. Hence, the alibi that Palmeiro was giving earlier that he mistakenly took steroids is looking like total bs. While part of me is shocked because he's never been as big as Sosa or Bonds or McGwire or Canseco, part of me is not shocked because when he was coming up with the Cubs in the late 80s, he was a stick and was not known for his power. Unless something dramatically changes, all of the big numbers Palmeiro put up are tainted and if I had a Hall-of-Fame vote, I would not vote for him.