BigLebowski wrote:Your all forgetting, they are gonna start testing for roids, Durazo is never gonna have his power number, that we all immagined.
Last I read baseball's steroids testing method has a hole in it the size of Bond's ego.
I do not think that fans of baseball and its economic development should be so disgruntled over the steroid testing policy
If you are a fan of the game of baseball without corporate ties, perhaps you should become the scorekeeper for your local high school team, because the "pure" flavor of baseball is long gone at the professional level
Looking at the steroid testing plan from a business perspective, it is a sound move. Sure, it would be ideal if the use of performance enhancing narcotics were instantaneously and completely diminished, but can you imagine what such an act would do to baseball's fan base
? From stadiums to drafts and even the ball itself, the entire game has been altered to pivot around the home run
. If steroids were eliminated from the game cold turkey, organizations might as well dismantle all of their upper deck seating.
A modern-day, economically-aware baseball fan should know why so many writers are having a ball attacking baseball's steroid plan, and they should not be so inclined to jump onto the media propelled bandwagon. The steroid plan obviously has gaping holes that can only be attributed to the hankering of its profit hungry officials. And today's society just loves jumping all over overzealous capitalists
However, if you are a fan of corporate baseball, there are not many options but to put your tongue to your cheek and wait for baseball's steroid plan to gradually make an impact.
Like Selig, steroids need to go, but baseball officials have surely explored the most efficient routes from point A to point B, and as a fan of the game I am not about to second-guess them. For, if I was into dwelling on the imperfections of baseball, I might as well invest my time and interest elsewhere.
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