Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A-Rod on Roids: So What

Can I just say, for the record, that I don't give a shit that Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez took steroids a few years ago. I don't care if he did it a few minutes ago. Even if you pumped me full of steroids, I highly doubt I could even connect with a pitch thrown by a major league pitcher, let alone hit a home run. Guys like A-Rod have special abilities, and they have special pressure. They get paid millions of dollars to play a game. It is their whole life. If they want to take drugs because they think it will make them play better, by all means, do it. And if it ends up damaging them, well...no one forced them to take the stuff.

And spare me the garbage about how the "classic players" like Hank Aaron, Roger Maris, or Joe Dimaggio never needed stuff like that. Every team had themselves a "Dr. Feelgood" on call that would inject the players with something so they could continue to play. These things might not have been specifically banned from sports, but you know it wasn't on the up-and-up.

Lay off A-Rod.

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