The Steroid Era may have been baseball's greatest era. With many records being broken, and teams seeming to do too well to believe, the era seemed a dream, a fantasy, something that could never, ever, happen. Well, that is true. The Steroid era wouldn't have happened without one prime ingredient:
(By the way, my definition of the "Steroid Era" is from 1991-2009.)
A long list of players are on the Michell report, and every one of those players somehow could be associated with a banned substance. It's a long list:
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Paul Lo Duca
Gary Matthews Jr.
Notice someone missing?
If you want, you can add Alex Rodriguez to the end of this list.
Many attempts have been made to try to end this era. Not one of them seems to have worked. Players are still admitting to usage, and we are still in an agonizing Barry Bonds debate. So, what's my idea?
Players who took steroids: Fess up. Please, it makes this all easier. Although this is hard to tell players to do after what happened to Jason Giambi.
He was harshly treated by the public, and especially by New Yorkers. And the same happened to A-Rod. However, I still think fessing up is best. I like A-Rod way more than Bonds, just because Rodriguez fessed up.
My big plan: The years players took steroids should be erased from the books. This seems fair. If we took their whole careers, then we're losing players. But if nothing is done, there is no punishment. Take away the fixed seasons, and boom, players will learn their lesson.
The Steroid era is on it's way to ending, with fresh talent coming from the minors. The next couple years of baseball will show off some great, young, clean, talent, as long as baseball continues it's steroid punishments.