Don’t know about anyone else, but I’m a bit tired of the steroid “scandal.” I don’t know who this is scandalous for….it’s not like I’ve ever talked to anyone who’s surprised..or that professional atheletes with millions of personal dollars at stake would consume a performance enhancement drug.
Oh, wait…did I say millions of personal dollars? Many players have always taken some sort of concoction to keep the edge….they’ve always been well paid (millions or not) and they’re superstars…
I was reading a Bill James book on Sunday when I came across a quote of his…this is paraphrasing, but he was discussing some other baseball “scandal” when he mentioned “Watergate,” the political scandal of the early 70’s. As he said, things become scandals when we raise the bar on ethics….a lot of things are “okay” until they are exposed for the “bad” they do…then we change the rules, and someone is more or less caught in the scandal.
Society is better off as a whole; in the meantime, it’s a shame to demonize those who were doing accepted practices of the time and then told it was wrong.