John Kruk was a career .300 hitter over 10 Major League Baseball seasons. These days, Kruk is a baseball analyst for ESPN. He's in Oklahoma City as a Women's College World Series analyst. I love softball. I've always liked it. I've watched it for years. I like their competitive nature, and they have fun doing it. I've been after ESPN for a few years to let me do this. They realized I was serious and finally let me do it this year. The Women's College World Series is even better in person than I thought it would be. Look at this beautiful stadium. When you watch it on TV you don't get the full feel for the atmosphere and just how beautiful a place this is. Softball players' chants are for their own team. They're cheering for their hitter, their pitcher, whoever. In baseball, the chants sometimes are directed towards the opposition. That's where you draw the line. I had no problem with what the (Washington) Nationals were doing (chanting). They were just having fun. They're not a good team. They were on a losing streak. They had a chance to end the streak and were having fun. If you don't like it, beat 'em. Joba Chamberlain's emotional reaction, I would have said, doesn't need to happen 15 years ago. But you watch all these hitters stand and watch home runs and prance around the bases like a 7-footer who dunks in basketball, like they've done the greatest thing in the world. I don't blame the pitchers for wanting to show some emotion. Hitters have been showing them up for years. If the hitters don't like it, get a hit. Nine million times I've been asked about my at-bat in the (1993) All Star game against Randy Johnson. (After the Big Unit sailed a 98 mph over Kruk's head, Kruk patted his chest over his heart and weakly swung at the next three pitches). It was a spur of the moment thing. I just tried to have some fun in an exhibition game. That's basically all it was. It was no big deal. Baseball is getting back to the way it's supposed to be played. They're bunting more, stealing more bases. Pitching is better because you're not facing a lineup of steroid-induced players that if you make a mistake they hit it 500 feet. It's more of a game now. Steroids will never go away. As soon as someone does something extraordinary, the impression is it's steroid induced. That's the sad thing about players coming up now. If you have a spike in numbers from 15 homers to 35 homers, sadly the public, and a lot of people, will assume it's steroid induced. That's what I don't like. Were steroids a problem? Yes. Was I part of the steroid era? I absolutely was. I've had people tell me when I played and I was clean that I should have done something about it. What can you do? Are you going to go tell on them? Come on. I'm a grown man. I'm not going to go tell on people. Major League Baseball made it through the drug scandal in the '70s. The fans made it through the strike in '94 when they cancelled the World Series. The fans will get through the steroid era. If you file a defamation lawsuit against someone, you have to expect your past will be dug up. If all these allegations against Roger Clemens are true, his past isn't pretty as far as the right thing to do with his family. That's the sad thing. He's a proud man. He wanted to convince people "I haven't done anything. I'm not a steroid user. I'm not a human growth hormone user. I never cheated the game.” If these facts that have come out are true, Roger hasn't been truthful with everyone. The Hall of Fame now has questions for players who get in. Jeff Bagwell's name now comes up. You have Clemens and (Barry) Bonds. (Mark) McGwire hit over 600 home runs, and he's not even getting anywhere close to getting in. The writers are the ones who vote on it and have the right to decide who goes in. If they think you cheated, rightly so, you shouldn't be in. Ten years from now, I'd like to see some of the girls playing here in Oklahoma City play in the Olympics. If they cancel softball as an Olympic sport, it's a shame. This is what they dream about. I want to see some of these girls win a gold medal for the United States. The Olympic Committee has made a mistake. They don't know what they're doing.