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Selig: ‘Historical Myth’ MLB Was Slow to React to Steroids in Baseball

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In an appearance on “CBS This Morning” on Monday, former Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig addressed a number of issues related to baseball on the heels of his resignation from that post.

One of those issue included steroids in baseball and how that time in the sport’s history will be remembered.

Partial transcript as follows:

ROSE: That had to be the most testing time for you.

SELIG: It was — I worry a lot. I worried a lot about obviously –

ROSE: It goes to the heart of the game.

SELIG: You bet. No question about it. You know, people have said we were slow to react. I believe that’s a historical myth.

ROSE: So how should we view those athletes who used steroids and have toppled the record of people who didn’t?

SELIG: Well, people are going to have to make their own judgment about that. I’ve studied the game — every decade, every generation has its unique features.

ROSE: Alex Rodriguez is six home runs short of Willie Mays. Willie Mays.

SELIG: The great Willie mays, you’re right. We’ll have to see what happens. He’ll be playing for this team or at least he’ll be in spring training in another month or so.

ROSE: What do you think will happen?

SELIG: I don’t know. I don’t know. I’m going to let the Yankees worry about that.

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