Former major league slugger Frank Thomas, who is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame next year, let it be known that he's glad he thrived through hard work rather than taking the easier route and using performance-enhancing drugs.
During the Chicago White Sox's fan fest on Saturday, Thomas said that former stars such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will have to live with the consequences of using banned substances. The repercussion appears to be they'll never be enshrined in Cooperstown.
"I wouldn’t say I feel bad for them," Thomas said. "I respected them on the field, but they chose this. They made their own decisions off the field, and they have to live with it.
"These guys did put up some incredible numbers, but they are fake. Any time you look at the PED situation and Lance Armstrong, you look at stuff like that, and it’s serious out there."