List of Steriod Users | 12/13/07
Yesterday my blog hit a new high in visitors--338. It was because of the list of steroid users below. Like I told my brother last night, I now think Barry Bonds deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame but of course, with the *.
There were a lot of really crappy players on that list and since some of them were former Cubs, I can tell how first-hand how much they sucked. Steroids did nothing for them. The perfect example of this is Jerry Harriston, Jr. With the exception of hated Matt Murton, I can't think of a player who caused my stomach to turn more than Jerry Harriston. He was terrible at everything--he couldn't hit, he couldn't field and, making it worse, he phoned it in every day. Sure Ryan Theriot is a liability in the field and a weak hitter (at best) but he is bringing his A-Game every day. Yes, his A-Game is like a D-Game from Derek Lee but it's harder to dislike someone who is really busting his butt day and day out. Oh! I lied, I can think of someone who I hated as much as both Matt Murton and Jerry Harriston--Corey Patterson. My God Chompy, they are the trifecta of suck. The suckfecta, if you will. Anyway, despite his cheating, I think Bonds was still the second greatest player of my generation (after non-cheater) Greg Maddux.
Here's the list of steroid users from the Mitchell Report:
Jerry Hairston, Jr.
Paul Lo Duca
Gary Bennett, Jr.
Exavier "Nook" Logan