That's what John Rocker said on a radio interview, and, messenger aside, he's got a point:
"I think it was the better game. At the end of the day when people are paying their $80, $120 whatever it may be, to buy their ticket and come watch that game, it’s almost like the circus is in town. They are paid to be entertained. They wanna see some clown throw a fastball 101 mph and some other guy hit it 500 feet. That’s entertainment. You’re paying to be entertained.
“And was there anything more entertaining than 1998—I don’t care how each man got there—was there anything more entertaining than 1998?…Watching Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire chase 61 home runs?”
So! Is baseball a competition that demands an even playing field, or is it entertainment? Your thoughts below, please.