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American Culture Blamed for Professional Athletes' Steroid Use

As Barry Bonds closes in on one of sports most prominent records, how will fans and baseball remember the legendary slugger? We speak with a reporter about why some people refuse to believe Barry did

American Culture Blamed for Professional Athletes' Steroid Use

Tom Fudge: Guess who's one of the starting outfielders for the National League in the All-Star game? If you said Barry Bonds, you'd be right. If you cursed after you said it, you're not unlike many fans of the game.

Unless something very strange happens, Bonds will break Hank Aaron's career homerun record this year. What's wrong with that? The problem is that there's a bundle of evidence that Bonds is doing it with the help of illegal drugs. His name comes up nearly every time the subject of steroids in baseball comes up. And the career homerun record is one of the most hallowed in all of baseball, a game that lives and thrives through tradition and history.

The All-Star Game airs tonight on XETV/FOX Channel 6 at 5 p.m.

Guest

  • Mark Zeigler, sports reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune who covers steroids issues.