Big freaking deal. We can't (and by we I mean the general public) can't really jump all over A Rod from doing this when we knew it was going on for years and sat by and let it happen.
I am saddened because I feel like baseball was finally beginning to move on from the Steroid Era, and now it is just being perpetuated. With new regulations, the number of home runs have decreased. In 2008 there were 2.01 home runs per game, the lowest number since 1993. The AL home run leader had 37 homers, the last time the AL leader had less than 40 was in 1989.
The game has changed since the steroid era ended.
I also want to commend A Rod for coming forward and admitting steroid use from 2001-2003. He made a public statement, he apologized and he did a lot for himself there. He came clean.
I just don't think it's fair that everyone is jumping at the chance to blame all these athletes, when clearly everyone knew it was happening and enjoyed the benefits of it. We cannot change the past, we can only move forward.