Soup and Sweetness

When they were among the best high school baseball players in Seattle in the early 1980s, pitcher Mike Campbell was known as “Soup” for the obvious reason and shortstop Chuck Jackson got the nickname of “Sweetness” for his smooth fielding skills. They both went to the University of Hawaii and make any list of all-time Rainbow greats.

Thirty years ago they both achieved their dream and debuted in the Major Leagues. But players starting their big league careers in the late 1980s faced a dilemma: To juice or not to juice.

One of them did, and one of them didn’t.

In today’s column, Campbell and Jackson share how steroid use becoming commonplace at baseball’s highest level affected their careers.

They also discuss whether their contemporaries who were superstars such as Barry Bonds belong in the Hall of Fame.


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