if you are trying to refer to me..I have always said...I was as good as I could get without cheating (ped or altered bats) and that made me a pretty good hitter with limited defensive ability at the AA level.
I have always said I was blessed to play A and AA before ped use became the norm..why would I say that...because when it came to when ped became the norm...I didn’t stand out on the field and I didn’t care to..
why is it easy to understand I didn’t care to stand out competing with the ped and altered bat cheaters? Because I never sank to their cheating level.
I also don’t think I played A or above for 20 years ..then again..I never added them up...if I did play that long..it was because we were not playing in the cheater major division full time...that level of cowardly cheaters (I say cowardly because they almost to a person will deny deny till their deathbed their cheating ways) never appealed to me..they were all below the men playing clean who’s games I truly respected and enjoyed playing against.
I just think it’s sad to hear anyone playing below Major..especially B and C players lump themselves into “major ball”...even when I was playing AA ball..I never said I was playing major ball...
Playing in a division where the vast majority of participants are bloated up on some version of PED isn’t something to brag about. It is something you have to rationalize to yourself, your loved ones..and everyone else you are “enhancing”...
Even I kinda cover for the guys I like doing it to get paid to play major ball by saying..they are more or less forced to do it because of how the rules of the game are right now.