As a follow up to an earlier comment relating to Buster Olney's assertion that ""I believe, but can't prove, that 75 to 80 percent of the major awards won since 1988 have been won with the help of performance-enhancing drugs." Now, I believe the steroid story is almost entirely a media creation and I wish it would go away and stop being treated like it is this huge emotional scar on the game, like the 1919 WS. So I shouldn't fuel the fires. But any time we can all speculate and point fingers at players we don't like, well then let's fire away.
And one thing I found fascinating as I looked at the list - award winners are jerks. So it is even more fun to speculate that they cheaters. Seriously. While we will look at he PE question in a minute, I would like to go on record as saying - "I believe, but can not prove, that 75 to 80 percent of the major awards since 1988 have been won by players that are jerks."
So the ground rules. Buster would know more than an average Joe, so we need to try hard to get close to the 75 %. Multiple winners do count for each award. so with bonds, we will have to decide if we count 4 for the post 1998 awards, or all 7 (I'm inclined to say just the 4). By major awards, I am assuming Olney means MVP and CY.
I'll start with NL MVP here and over the next few weekdays, cause hell, what better way to waste time at work that to debate this stuff.
So without further ado......