JG to answer your question:
Also, another aspect of Barry:
Costas didnt' figure it out until 1998? Geesh. I remember watching an Oakland As vs Huntsville Stars exhibition game here in Huntsville in the 1989 to 1991 timeframe. When Oakland came out of the dugout we all were stunned, in person and up close it was obvious something was going on. This wasn't just a baseball team, but a team trained by East Germany during the height of the cold war. These guys would make some NFL linebackers look small. Of course, years later Jose Canseco would confirm that he, Mgwire and others on that team were heavily into the juice. Those announcers who didn't see that in the early 90s were the three monkeys...see no evil, hear no evil, and most importantly, speak no evil.
Bonds did admit to using something, he just didn't admit that he knew they were steroids:
The REAL question of the steroid era is where was the MLB Players Union? Unions traditionally exist for two main reasons, to help their workers financially and to protect their safety. In MLB the players union in pursuit of the first totally forgot the latter. Had the owners tried to talk the players into taking a substance(s) that would very likely cause long term adverse health conditions the union would have balked in a big way, but with the players doing it on their own the union set quietly by.
Never forget too, in many of these cases were these players not only taking steroids, but they were committing felonies doing so, getting drugs that require prescriptions illegally is a felony in most states and as soon as you ship them via US Postal Service or across state lines it becomes federal charges. These guys need to be held out to send a message, that your cheating will not be forgotten.
PEDs were banned in 1991, they just didn't start testing for them until later in 2003.
There were two Mash spinoffs, don't forget AfterMASH.
IMO all the characters were sidekicks on MASH. Granted Hawkeye gradually took the show over, but in the beginning and for some years there was not one central character, but a cast of them.
Old school sidekick, how about Ed Norton from The Honeymooners?
I do not put Bonds in the HOF. He cheated and broke MLB rules. His stats and records are acknowledged in the HOF, but you don't have to enshrine him as a member. While they did not test for PEDs during that period, they were illegal. Wonder if his head has shrunk back to closer its normal size these days....
How did we forget Tommy Bartlett yesterday in the pantheon of Mocs coaches? Tommy Bartlett was SoCon Coach of the Year in 1980, 81, 82, 83, 85, 88, and 89. Plus quoting an article from somebody named Steven Hargis:
Tommy Bartlett was the coach of 1979-90 UTC tennis teams that won 13 Southern Conference championships and three consecutive NCAA Division II women's titles (1983-85), and he finished with 606 wins as a tennis coach.
Jim Morgan had many of his great years prior to UTC being in the SoCon.....
Stewwie, agree with Frank Reed getting an honorable mention. Although, his resume does have that end of season mess from a year ago...
Plus, upon reflection I put Wes Moore in second alone and drop Coach Mack to third. One could argue Wes belongs in first, but in today's world women's sports still do not have the importance that men's sports do. I had Mack in a tie previously due to the Sweet Sixteen run.
I am moving Coach Guhne into fifth place alone, not only have the Mocs won the SoCon quite often under him, he was the coach of Steven Fox who won the US National Amateur and gave the school lots of positive exposure.
YOu also gotta have Margaret Anderson on the list from Father Knows Best.
If Uggla comes out of AAA to make the Giants lineup I see that as a sign that the Giants are out of the hunt for a playoff spot, how could having Uggla, unless he rediscovers himself, seen as a positive right now?
Stewwie, how about reversing logic and let the best record of the "lottery teams" get first pic, second best gets second pick etc. Then teams will try to win every game they can to get the best possible draft pick, instead of tanking games to get the best player. The playoff teams would pick in current order, worse team first after the the bottom teams pick.
Why do all these people, ie the fans, go to the media days? Do they not have a life? They need to find one.