With the latest Yankee cheater, ARod, in the news, I always think back to the 2000 World Series and wonder...what if? I looked up Andy Petitte and Roger Clemens, that pair of 'wonders on stamina and conditioning', whereby Petitte led the AL in games started three years out of ten and averaged 32 GS and over 200 IPs year in and year out between 1997 and 2007 and before and after bouts with injuries. HGH and steroids...we know they used them. And while some have cast aspersions on Mike Piazza his name never came up in any witch hunt. So, the question remains: While the Mets came into the World Series in 2000 exhausted from their major battles in the playoffs to just reach the Series, the Yankees were strong and refreshed. Clemens had that famous 'roid rage throwing of the bat at Mike Piazza---for which he amazingly was not ejected from the game or the Series! He and Pettite combined to throw 22 innings and gave up three earned runs and the Yankees went on to win in five games. How much of it was skill and conditioning and how much of it was downright cheating? Maybe their 2000 WS win should have an asterisk in the record book too. Throw the book at ARod and his ilk and make teams forfeit their championships the way colleges lose their rings and Lance Armstrong lost his...and ban them from the sport, let alone Cooperstown years later. Make the punishment fit the crime.