The Book of Mike

"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Steroids Show

A parade of Hall of Famers went before Congress yesterday to talk about performance enhancing drugs, steroid testing, and the validity of records in the game of baseball. Nearly everyone seemed either (or both) angered or disappointed by what has become of the game of baseball.

What's amazing to me though is that as upset as all of these people are, none of them seems to get it. They're talking about stiffer penalties for positive tests. But what they're missing is that they're not testing for anything. Why don't they talk about testing for HGH? Or requiring the tests to be done with blood? The urine based tests that they're using today are insufficient to catch everything that baseball players could possibly be using. If you're going to get all worked up about this (now that the budget is set and there are no wars to fight, apparently), at least do it right.


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