machine3 wrote: How have other sports managed to stay out of the discussion?
the other sports all have testing procedures and have had them for years. while there are always ways around the tests, the other sports have made their best effort to stay clean and baseball didnt. to put it another way, the other sports have all shown a desire to be clean whereas baseball only recently did, and even thats debateable given the weak punishments for cheating. i dont think anyone is saying the other sports are clean, but they are at least making an effort to get/stay clean.
and none of the other sports are the national past time.