Sunday, December 30, 2007

Performance-enhancing drugs

The baseball drug scandal has vanished from the news startingly quickly. Lost I guess in football playoffs, college bowl games, Pakistan turmoil and election politics.

My view is a little off-center: let the best drugs win. If somebody wants to juice up - have at it. The way I see it, what better way to determine long-term side effects? If someone uses some steriod or whatever, and is running marathons at 125 years old, well, then we know that is a good one. On the other hand, if they start sprouting some unattractive appendages, no thanks.

Don't give me all of this "integrity of the game" stuff. This is a sport with spit balls, pine tar and signal stealing, and no instant replay. As we all know, they still have to run, hit, pitch and catch. The drugs just help muscle development/recovery - you still have to lift the weights.

If they want to be a test tube, all the best of luck. Just publish the results for the rest of us.

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