A-Rod on Steroids? I Find I'm Shocked

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Yawn.

Turns out New York's darling, Alex Rodriguez, used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

Really? I find I'm shocked. Shocked, I say!

Okay, not really.

Baseball is the only sport that I follow on any kind of a regular basis, but I'm not a fanatical fan. We enjoy going to games several times a year, and if the Rockies (or the Reds) do well, we enjoy watching their success.

But the steroid/HGH/PED thing? I'm not at all surprised to learn that top players are doing this. In fact, I'm surprised when it's determined that top players aren't doing PEDs.

And while I'm not going to join the pitchforked mob in demanding the head of Bud Selig (although I do think his response has been a bit...cavalier), I think there's a group deserving of my loathing. Yes, player's union, I'm looking at you. While I can understand a desire to protect your members, your behavior has been nothing less than shameful. Cheating should simply be unacceptable, and you essentially actively defend the practice.

There's a reason many Americans look upon Unions with fear and loathing. They don't all suck, but enough of them do that suspicion seems to be the wise course of action.

3 comments:

vince said...

Amen to the comment about unions. There are some great ones, and they changes they've helped make for the better are fantastic. But many of them have lost track of reality.

And cheating is cheating. If you don't want to follow the rules, don't play. And don't use the excuse that everyone else is doing it. It didn't work with my kids, and damn sure doesn't work for you, A-Rod.

Billy said...

Most ballplayers today are taking homeopathic hgh oral spray because it's safe, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it seems it might be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, red bull, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.

Janiece Murphy said...

Welcome, Billy.

Since homeopathy is big steaming pile of poo with zero impact on bodily chemistry, I'd say that this product is harmless for athletes.

Because the last time I checked, water wasn't a controlled substance.