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Stop Trying to Erase the Most Fun Era in Baseball

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Thursday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Jonas Knox, Brady Quinn and LaVar Arrington react to Aaron Judge hitting his 61st home run of the season, tying Roger Maris' American League record, but they aren't on board with the majority of people who think this mark should usurp Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa.

Brady Quinn: "I just remember the feat [they] accomplished on the field. It's baseball. I know they want to cover up a portion of their history, but that's what makes baseball intriguing to me, is that era was one of the most fun eras ever in baseball history, regardless of what was happening off the field."
Jonas Knox: "A lot of guys took PEDs and were on the gas and I got news for you, they didn't all hit 73 home runs alright, and they didn't hit 700 plus home runs. It's not condoning anybody taking steroids but [they] a bunch of money off promoting the sport when you were a dying sport because the lockout in '94, all while knowing all that.
After the fact they condemn these guys saying, 'Oh no, none of that counts. You're not going into our Hall of Fame.' They helped you write your articles. They helped make your sport relevant again and now you're going to distance yourself like, 'Oh, I don't know who those guys are.' What do you mean? You walked into the liquor store with them before they robbed the place and now you act like you don't know who they are. I don't buy it."