December 02, 2004

Bud Selig should make himself useful, for a change, and expunge every offensive record set in baseball over the last ten years. Don't just put an asterisk next to Bonds' single-season home run record (or any record set by McGwire and Sosa, for that matter); let's just ensure that any "achievement" those phonies accomplished be sent down the memory hole. The past decade has been to the sport what the mid-70's to mid-80's were to swimming, and the late-80's to the present are to track and field: huge, unmistakeable gaps existing in the collective memory of its fans, where names like Kornelia Ender, Ben Johnson, and "Flo-Jo" seemingly set staggering records, but which now are viewed, if at all, as performances that never happened.

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