Albert Pujols and the State of Baseball
June 14, 2006 3 Comments
My Hardball Times column usually runs on Friday, but this one was delayed because of a glut of articles we had. It’s not so much analysis-based, though it does include a little number crunching. The basic point is that the Albert Pujols injury is good for baseball. If he was chasing Bonds’ home run record, we would have been distracted from the still-serious steroid (and other PED) problem in baseball, which most fans want to be. But in reality, if people are serious about cleaning up the sport, we can’t just close are eyes and ignore the still-prevalent problems. Pujols’ injury means we won’t be able to do that, and that’s a good thing. Enjoy the article!