Roger Maris, long deceased, still battles a fictional asterisk that tarnished his own home run record. What about now assigning an actual asterisk to two specific hitters, designating Hank Aaron and Roger Maris as “the last record holders in the pre-steroid era”? This asterisk would honor history and tradition, yet would also recognize the steroid era while not impugning anyone in particular. Most of all, it would set the official record straight. An important step, since the last time we lied about baseball, we found ourselves in a long line of falling dominoes that ended with the near collapse of America itself.