Same family. Very different allegiances.
There really is no right answer. Once you get accused, you are pretty well screwed. And if the accusations get proven, you are crucified. How you react is irrelevant. A-Rod, Bonds, Clemens, Palmiero, Caminiti, Canseco, McGuire, all reacted in different ways, but all get treated the same.
Caminiti did it the right way. Come out with a full confession without testing positive or somebody outing you. Unfortunately he had other problems.Why would you set this so I can't just post comments using my name and URL? I would comment here more often if that were the case.
Caminiti also had little to lose when he finally came out and gave his full story. The same with Canseco. He was broke and need cash so why not throw some former teammates under the bus? Neither of them were going anywhere near the Hall of Fame.Rob we have had discussions about our restrictions on posts and if we wanted to make it easier to create a larger discourse. Its something that we will probably try in the near future.
Caminiti was already out of the game, and was also a drug addict and alcoholic with loads of psychological problems.
Still, no one has ever answered with honesty the first time they were asked a simple question. Some have lied, some have tapdanced. What I always wonder is what would have happened had McGwire or A-Rod simply said 'yes' the first time they were asked if they used PED's.
Well, they answered honestly in the 60's. Check out this Sports Illustrated article from 1969 in which we hear about luminaries such as Denny McClain and Bob Gibson's drug habits.http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1082543/1/index.htm
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