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  • Not to mention LeBron on the other side.
    West NBA All-Star starting lineup vibe will be damn weird with KD, Westbrook, Curry, Harden and whoever the fifth guy is. Kahwi? Pity him.
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  • It also helps HoF voters judge what we were exactly seeing and which players were most affected by PEDs, positively…
    @MercPurdy @Zakal helps place blame, if few cheat & not caught, cheaters fault. If many cheat for years & not caught its management's fault
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  • What was the press supposed to do? Suspend him? Put him in jail? I'm unclear about the power the press has to make…
    @MercPurdy @SantaCruzDad the press broke the McGuire story but didn't do anything about it.
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  • Who were the steroid users, exactly? I will await your detailed list with the exact PEDs used and when. Send it to…
    10 yr window? You either vote for him year 1 or never. How many lesser steroid users get in before you change your… https://t.co/CORfMiHPDB
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  • It was against the law unless they had a prescription. And if it wasn't wrong, why didn't the players admit what th…
    @MercPurdy @SantaCruzDad Stop calling it cheating. It wasn't cheating. It wasn't against the rules.
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  • Wouldn't you say it'd make a difference if we found out 80% of players were using PEDs? Or if we found out it was j…
    @MercPurdy I have & I guess I’m saying at this point what could possibly change?
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  • Or search warrants . . .
    @MercPurdy There were a TON of media members who worked tirelessly to expose PEDs and those using them. If only we had subpoena power ...
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  • I'm more interested in how many were using during that era.Was it 20%,50% or 80%? Which pitcher was victimized most…
    @MercPurdy has anyone quantified how much is peds vs juiced baseballs doctored & signed off by MLB? Definitely a huge factor in spikes of #s
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  • Read my past columns and posts on this, please. Has to do with getting a total picture of the landscape so we know…
    @MercPurdy but how does honesty change the result? I don’t get how that effects the bottom line. Is he one of the best players or not?
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  • We all could have done better during that era. I just wish players who cheated (A) hadn't (B) would now be honest a…
    @MercPurdy Just saying that press wasn't altogether complicit in all of this. People looking to blame everyone but the players themselves
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  • I have a 10-year window to vote for him or abstain from voting for him. Same for Clemens & others. Nothing personal…
    @MercPurdy apparently we don't because Bonds is the best player all time. If you didn't vote for him (and you didnt) then it was personal
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  • Yes. Steve Wilstein of Associated Press. He asked a question. And a followup question. And another. Good journalism.
    @MercPurdy didn't McGwire leave bottle in locker where reporter saw it?
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  • We agree!
    @MercPurdy The Hall of Fame is about picking the best baseball players, not about who you like
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  • Press did break the andro/McGwire story. The feds broke the BALCO investigation and media picked up on it, expanded.
    @MercPurdy Could of sworn it was the press that broke the andro/McGwire story as well as BALCO. So there's that.
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  • I just wish Cooperstown gave us voters specific jury instructions about the PED issues. As it is, each of us has to…
    @MercPurdy the whole system is awkward. Jeff Bagwell made it over Bonds.
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  • Use of "you" is 2d person, not 3rd. Don't generalize. I know many writers who suspected, asked questions. Can argue…
    @MercPurdy you third person, writing about is one thing, doing something about it is different. Everyone turned their heads, everyone...
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