Frank Thomas on PEDs: I respect my peers, but not their choices

Frank Thomas on PEDs: I respect my peers, but not their choices
January 8, 2014, 3:15 pm
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CSN Staff

In advance of the baseball Hall of Fame announcement Wednesday, much of the debate surrounding the candidates came because of the "Steroid Era," in which many high-profile players were suspected of performance-enhancing drug use.

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Frank Thomas, one of the best players during that era, has not had his name shrouded in the same controversy, and The Big Hurt has been vocal of his opinion of PEDs in the few years since his retirement.

With his inclusion in the Hall of Fame Class of 2014, Thomas responded to a question from CSN's Chuck Garfien about his "stance" on PEDs:

"It wasn't a 'stance.' I think, realistically, all the media knew that I was the one guy that lost the most in this whole thing with the PED era," Thomas said. "I worked my butt off from Day 1...I respect all my peers, but I don't respect their choices. I'm so happy I did this the right way because it meant a lot to me."

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Thomas joins Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine in the Class of 2014.