Friday, December 14, 2007

Steroids: Doping for Dollar$

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
--David Brin
My News/Traffic Producer, Jimmy the K, I think said it best this morning: “The economy is going to hell in a handbasket, and all Congress can worry about is steroids use in pro sports.”

Well, the Mitchell Report is out…and Roger Clemens is in the list of names with the dubious distinction of doping for dollars in major league baseball.

(I am pleased to note that no one on our team, not even our percussion section, was named in the roster of steroid users for performance enhancement.) Good think they didn’t test for anything else, though…

Here’s the question I have about this whole steroids mess: If it’s that prevalent in Baseball, what about the other major professional sports?

Those are some big mama jama’s playing pro football and basketball, too…and how surprised would you be to learn there’s not much padding beneath a hockey player’s uniform? Not making any accusations…but I believe the question is a valid one.

Secondly, someone here is lying.
Clemens says he didn’t use them.
Brian McNamee, the former Yankees trainer who said he poked him in the butt cheeks with a hypodermic full of ‘droids, says he did.
Did not.
Did so.
Who’s right and who’s wrong?

Maybe we should change the National Pastime to Dodgeball.
The notion fits in more ways than one...

Meanwhile, some team managers are talking about opening a Performance Enhancement Hall of Fame. They're going to need a big place.

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