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Baseball is the only sport with a steroid problem!

Postby machine3 » Wed May 31, 2006 5:38 pm

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If you believe everything you read in the media, you would think all other sports are clean. If they have discovered steroid use among cyclists, you can bet there isn't a clean sport...except maybe golf (though you never know).
Are there people who really believe it is just a "baseball problem", or do they know that baseball is the scapegoat? How have other sports managed to stay out of the discussion? I also think Congress should be more concerned about things other than someone hitting a baseball.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed May 31, 2006 5:45 pm

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.
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Re: Baseball is the only sport with a steroid problem!

Postby pibb55 » Wed May 31, 2006 6:57 pm

machine3 wrote:I also think Congress should be more concerned about things other than someone hitting a baseball.
Discuss!


There are millions of posts on this subject of course, but congress is not concerned about the guys playing baseball, they are concerned about the negative side-effects of steroids on players bodies.
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Re: Baseball is the only sport with a steroid problem!

Postby DK » Wed May 31, 2006 7:59 pm

pibb55 wrote:
machine3 wrote:I also think Congress should be more concerned about things other than someone hitting a baseball.
Discuss!


There are millions of posts on this subject of course, but congress is not concerned about the guys playing baseball, they are concerned about the negative side-effects of steroids on players bodies.


That IMO is precisely what makes Congress a bunch of hypocrites when it comes to this situation.
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Postby Tavish » Wed May 31, 2006 8:01 pm

There are other sports (discussions) besides baseball (steroids)???
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed May 31, 2006 8:02 pm

Tavish wrote:There are other sports (discussions) besides baseball (steroids)???


:-b Who knew?
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Postby machine3 » Wed May 31, 2006 8:26 pm

How does the NFL (for the most part) stay out of the controversy? Football players are the most obvious users. I don't care if they have testing in place...they know it's not effective. Testing (like in other sports) will not change MLB much if any...so will the controversy die if they had the same policy as the NFL? Probably not.
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Postby chadlincoln » Wed May 31, 2006 10:11 pm

machine3 wrote:How does the NFL (for the most part) stay out of the controversy? Football players are the most obvious users. I don't care if they have testing in place...they know it's not effective. Testing (like in other sports) will not change MLB much if any...so will the controversy die if they had the same policy as the NFL? Probably not.
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Postby TexDawg45 » Wed May 31, 2006 10:26 pm

Remember the episode from "playmakers", when he injected another man's piss to hide crack-cocaine abuse?

j/k, I do not care if they use steroids or not.
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Postby Mugwump » Wed May 31, 2006 11:58 pm

TexDawg45 wrote:Remember the episode from "playmakers", when he injected another man's piss to hide crack-cocaine abuse?

j/k, I do not care if they use steroids or not.


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