People are so wrapped up in this Ster-Rod controversy, they’ve been blinded to the fact that pitchers and catchers report this weekend and our brief Spring Training is just about to start. Alex Rodriguez took steroids, big surprise! I don’t know what planet people are living on, but you have to wonder how people really believe that all their “heroes” reached astronomical numbers without a supplement of some sort.
The myth that Babe Ruth’s PEDs were beer and hot dogs is just that… a myth. Stimulants & hormones were prevalent way back in the 30′s, just
as the use of strychnine died down. That whole generation of ball players, shattered records like Mo Vaughn shatters a plate of ribs and they all paid the price with massive health issues, early cancers and quick exits from this world. Going
back further, Greek wrestlers and Roman gladiators tried to improve their physical strength by eating sheep’s testicles.
On MLB Home Plate this morning, they did great job breaking down Roger Maris’ jump in stats from 1960- 1961. In fact, look at the league leaders in 1961 in all offensive categories (AL) (NL)and it looks a little like the 2000′s. Were hormones and amphetamines not available back then? Why have so many of these world class athletes died so young?
Why are so many players from the 1980 word series dead from brain tumors? Wasn’t Tug’s arm done when he was traded to the Phillies in 1974? Why was Nolan Ryan throwing 99 in his mid 40′s when Tom Seaver couldn’t get out Barry Lyons when he was 40?
Gee I wonder?? … if it walks like a duck and you hear it quacking, it’s probably Donald.
Face it people, most athletes are and were doping. Always and forever. What does a clean test even mean today with HGH? A clean test just means they weren’t dumb enough to do a drug they test for. So why exactly should I be all that worked up about Arod doing what most athletes do?
God, lets’ just calm down, get past this WBC nonsense and start the season already.
Posted By Nik Kolidas