Is Alex Rodriguez’s Legacy Tainted by Baseball’s Steroid Era? — Sports Survey of the Day
One of the biggest names in Major League Baseball, and all sports for that matter, is Alex Rodriguez. His grand slam on Tuesday night tied him with Lou Gehrig for most all-time, with 23, but his is legacy tainted?Despite admitting that he did use performance enhancing drugs for a short period while playing in Texas, Alex Rodriguez will forever be linked to the steroid era. Whether he likes it or not, he is a player that is going to be closely associated with one of the darker periods in baseball history.
It’s now likely that he could pass Gehrig and stand alone as the all-time leader in grand slams. Will his accomplishment come with an asterisk next to it? Manny Ramirez is the next active payer behind Rodriguez with 21, but his legacy is also linked to the steroid era. Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record, but because of his involvement with PEDs, his record is tainted, too.