Thursday, March 10, 2005


Baseball decides to man up and not fight a congressional subpeona.

How does Mark Fainaru-Wada do it? He's been breaking story after story about baseball and steroids.

However this is probably just a face saving measure from baseball. They just want to send their own people to toe the party line in front of the congressional panel, kinda like Enron, but with much less urgency.

Favorite quote:

"It's time to have a national discussion about the expectations which are placed on professional athletes," said Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. "We expect athletes to be superhuman, and then when they find a way to accomplish feats that are seemingly beyond those of mere mortals, we reward them."

No duh...I'm so glad I didn't vote for this guy in the primaries.

The point is not on whether the athletes can do seemingly superhuman things. People pay lots of money to witness talented people ply their craft, whether it's singing, acting or athletics, there's nothing wrong with that. The point is are the accomplishments of these athletes due to hard work or illegal augmentation (or cheating). No matter how tough steroid testing is the cheaters will always be one step ahead, but at least there will be no tacit approval for these things and it will be harder to cheat.


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