While stopping short of defending A-Rod's use of PEDs, Kay brought up some great points about Gehrig that should make one think twice before putting that proverbial asterisk next to Alex Rodriguez's feats:
* Lou Gehrig never played against African-American or other minority players. No one will ever know if he really faced the best competition he possibly could have during his career.
* Lou Gehrig never had to travel to the West Coast. There were no divisions when Gehrig played. Travel was much easier.
* Lou Gehrig never had to play a day game after a night game. Stadiums had no lights when he played, so all his games were during the day.
Kay concluded his argument by saying that every single player has something that might warrant an asterisk next to his accomplishment, be it PEDs, an unfair playing advantage or something else.
Very interesting comments. I agree with them 100%. Want to hear what Kay said for yourself? Click here. The segment should start around the 12:00 mark.