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The folks who point this out are pointing out that people involved in PEDs with MLB get treated very differently. Some are demonized. Some are pardoned with barely a mention. Some are praised for honesty. TLR is in the middle camp. You can't tell the story of PEDs in MLB without TLR hanging around for a number of chapters and, yet, the same guys that keep the all-time HR leader and a guy with 354 wins out of the hall don't even mention a word about it. It's simply a double standard.
FACT 1: PEDs have not affected revenues for MLB teams (which are much higher than pre-Steroids era, even when controlling for inflation), no matter what some media members and/or former ball players say;
If you're going to string Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens up for competing in the 1990s, you better damned well bring enough rope for La Russa and Torre, who walked past those training rooms and ignored those needles in the asses every day, for every season they ran those clubhouses.
And I think the "pretend Tony La Russa didn't run a clubhouse replete with PED users" gambit is the perfect encapsulation of that.
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