When the movie "A Few Good Men" came out in 1992, an outfielder named Sammy Sosa was in his first season with the Chicago Cubs and coming off two seasons with the White Sox in which he hit 25 home runs in 269 games. Coincidence? Well, yes. But also convenient, because for much of the rest of the decade, a lot of fans, media members, owners and players didn't want to handle the truth about performance-enhancing drugs (which might have helped Tom Cruise's cause in the movie's softball scenes).

Forced to yet again confront the era and its aftermath in the wake of reports that Sosa was among the infamous 104 positive tests from 2003, SportsNation sorts through the muck.


Im not shocked one bit. Im just sick of the steriod talk like I am with Brett Farve. We all knew Sosa was on steriods. We all know that half of the players from the mid to late 90's were on steriods. Peter Gammons is right we dont care anyomore. Cause we have talked this subject into the ground. And no one wants to talk about anymore.

-- dalla42003

Honestly the fans kinda created the steroid era. Before the Sosa/McGwire homerun race baseball was loosing popularity, but the homerun bought the fans back thus causing more demand for homeruns. When more homeruns were hit it became who could hit it farthest and the most.

-- trebor2488

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