Saturday, December 04, 2004

What a ridiculous nation: shock and steroids

CBS News | Top Stars Named In Steroid Reports | December 4, 2004 07:51:31

This is absolutely absurd. When the "scandal" first broke, I assumed it would be completely ignored. Instead it's being treated as though this were news. I think I really do live on another planet.

It's been very well understood for several years that drugs were used very extensively throughout all of baseball to enhance athletic performance. It's also understood that they have been used very widely in olympic events where muscle strength is critical (eg. most of them). Female atheletes in particular will gain an enormous advantage from the use of androgenic substances.

The next step is gene doping. The only interesting part of this discussion is the yet-to-appear recognition that there's nothing fair in the universe -- some people are born with the endocrine systems that others replicate through drugs.

If "fans" wanted a relatively drug free sport we'd have it.

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