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Performance Enhancer? I Hardly Know ‘Er!

by gwolinetz on July 6th, 2007

I’m a baseball fan. A big one. Not as big as I used to be, when I lived and breathed the New York Yankees. I much prefer hockey now, and I was more excited about the Rangers signing Gomez and Drury the other day than I was upset that the Yankees lost.

Please enjoy this blog posting from Rob Neyer of He’s long been one of my favorite baseball columnists. This particular post revolves around an interview with George Mitchell of the Mitchell investigation into baseball’s steroid issues. You’d have to be a complete idiot to not believe that performance enhancing drugs aren’t rampant, but Neyer makes a compelling point about who the real victims are. Money quote:

No, the real victims are the players who never even reached the majors, because they wouldn’t cheat. Those guys will always wonder what might have been. They’ll always wonder if doing the right thing really was the right thing.

Neyer, as always, hit the nail on the head. The guy who could have been great winds up unknown because he didn’t get the chance.

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