Category:MLB
Posted on: February 11, 2008 11:34 pm
 

Where's The Proof?

 

Where is the proof that steroids are bad? Before we condemn everyone for the choices they make for their own bodies, how are we so sure that this activity is bad for them? Is it only the Lyle Alzado thing or that wrestler who killed himself and his family because of supposed of roid rage? Why do we never hear of the benefits of steroids? There must be benifits or people wouldn’t use them. People seem too eager to me to tell others how they should live their own lives.

 

I’ve seen good and bad effects of steroids listed in literature. The bad effects seem to mostly occur when taken in massive amounts or up to ten times or more, the prescribed amount. Just like most medications, steroids can be good or bad. But the hysteria of sports and steroids seems to only focus on the bad and has outlawed the drug in sports entirely.

 

There are doctors in the United States who prescribe steroids for many purposes but we are now living in a time where their best medical opinion has been outlawed. Are we moving into an era where longevity and healing will be the sole province of the government, not it’s people? The powers that be will decide who lives and who dies, who lives long and who lives short, who lives sick and who lives healthy.

 

I just want to be sure the information is correct before I die within a natural lifetime, without the benefit of an unnatural cure, which could extend my life. And I wouldn’t want to miss out on a longer life because baseball purists want stats to be on a perpetual level playing field, at the expense of us all.

Posted on: February 6, 2008 3:12 am
 

At Long Last.

It’s time to move on from the steroid scandal. It’s time to move on from the public way it is being handled now. To ruin people’s reputations and careers over hearsay evidence in such a public way reminds me of Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism. How will the innocent clear their names with the same tenacity it was besmirched? Where are the Americans who should believe in the principles of their own country? Where is the press that should also believe in those same principles? Where are the voices that stand up and say, “At long last, have you no decency sir?”

The argument that this issue is important because athletes are role models for children is a bogus one. I would argue this government inspired publicity is doing more to negatively influence children since it raises the profile of this issue even further. By having low evidentiary standards increases the likelihood of the situation being exaggerated, affecting even more children.

Every moment the government wastes on issues that are not important, it neglects issues that are. Sports should not be an issue that gains senate and congressional hearings.

Hopefully we don’t ruin completely America’s pastime by simultaneously ruining America.

 
 
 
 
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