I mean, most of the guys in that era probably did.Years later, Fernando Vina would admit to using steroids on ESPN. /Morgan Freeman narrator voice.
I have a pretty hard criteria for any kind of hall of fame.
Kluber, sure. Los, ok, Allen, maybe.
But the rest of these guys?
I'd rather vote for Chris Perez and his dog.
I too was at that game... It was my birthday! Believeland!I was at the Angels game in July 1995. We were down two runs in the ninth with two on and Baerga walks. He trots backwards to 1B pointing hard with both hands right at Albert.
Lee Smith was on the mound.
Albert gets to x balls two strikes, then he fouls a pitch off. Guy next to me screams “Smith is out of pitches, he’s got nothing left to throw, next one is gone.”
Next pitch ... dead center and way over the fence.
Belle was a total badass.
I still tell people out here on the East Coast that we had Thome and Manny batting 6/7 or 7/6 and they can hardly believe it. SAJ batted ninth. That lineup was brutal. It was a great summer when the Tribe, finally, were the bullies.