I think nearly all of the star baseball players of the era in which I grew to love baseball are now tainted. I saw a random comment stating that now, no one compares to Ken Griffey, Jr. in the past 20 years because everyone else has the steroid shadow. Hard not to agree. I grew up loving Dale Murphy and Andre Dawson, who were all in the latter stages of their career, but all the guys who became prominent in the late eighties like Bonds, McGwire, Clemens, and Canseco are tainted. Unfortunately we'll never know exactly how long all of these guys took the drugs, because these are all good players without the steroids.
Now with A-Rod being yet another, seemingly final, piece in this steroid era, it's almost like nothing I've watched is real anymore.
So now, we hope Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard have managed to stay clean.