If you're still with me, this is where I'll draw the parallel to baseball. I hear and read a lot of people who are willing to induct known PED users into the baseball Hall of Fame. Everybody was doing it, so we must lower the standard, the sentiment goes. And to that I ask, do we really? If keeping steroid users out of the Hall means we have fewer inductees for the next few years, I'm fine with that. It will go down as part of the story of baseball's history, just as it has with cycling.
My prediction is that Bonds and Clemens will eventually get in. And then the floodgates will open. I even think that McGwire will get in some day via a veteran's committee.