Wake Up With Brady Anderson Hitting Home Run No. 50

A lot of baseball people want to look at the Steroid Era as a disgraced period within the game where players cheated, lied and deceived. I’m not in that boat. The Steroid Era was fantastic. It was the land of opportunity. Take Brady Anderson for example. You might point to Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa as being the poster boys of the Steroid Era, but I think Anderson flies under the radar here, getting screwed out of some serious notoriety. Starting in 1992, here are his home run totals by year: 21, 13, 12, 16, FIFTY, 18, 18, 24, 19, 8, 1. Only in the Steroid Era could a player of Anderson’s caliber have the glory of being a 50-homer guy. If you wanna call that cheating, fine. Go right ahead. I call that taking advantage of a flawed system.