This is all silly. 20 months and 20 million dollars to tell us what we all pretty much know. Why not go back to the 60-70's when everyone in the clubhouse was taking "greenies"? Those were steroids as well.
Steroids are in every sport, period. If you truly want a level playing field for all athletes and sports, the only way is to eliminate testing altogether. Period.
Exactly! What really gets me is how everyone is just appalled that their heroes taking these performance enhancers, yet these people are the ones driving up the demand for the performance these drugs can bring. What was the slogan? I think it was 'Chicks dig the long ball'.
Look at the money the record home run balls were getting at auctions. Look at the attendance figures when Sosa, Maguire, and Bonds were getting close to Hank Arron's and Babe Ruth's numbers. These players can see how much they would get paid (salaries, endorsements etc.) for the performance, so they are willing to take the chance (would you try and sneak through the system for $15 million plus/year? I would.).
It really blows me away is the Senate thought they shold get got involved. This is a league and legal issue, not one the national government should be wasting taxpayers dollars investigating themselves. Why should the government pick on baseball when every pro sport has this issue?
Everyone fan wants the ultimate in performance, they just don't want to know how that performance was achieved. Pretty hypocritical in my opinion.
Sorry for the rant, but I've been tossing this one around with friends for a while now.