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#883435 - 06/17/09 10:15 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: digitalkookie]
jayhwk01 Offline
Timmy's Nemesis

Registered: 01/22/05
Loc: Mt. Oread's Shadow
I have not heard that. If true then it's a whole new argument.
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#883436 - 06/17/09 10:17 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: jayhwk01]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
So if a pitcher on steroids threw to a hitter on steroids, and the ball was caught by a player on steroids who threw across the diamond to another player on steoids, the game is tainted? And this is somehow worse than the amphetamine abuse of generations past?

I just have a very difficult time getting worked up over this. We wanted this. We were complicit. And now we've seemed to settle on demonizing each user as the appropriate method to handling the situation. I guess I'm just missing why the whole thing is such a problem. The NBA might be run by the mafia, the NFL sends its linemen out of the game with a life expectancy of 55 years, and it's MLB's players' training methods that are scandalous?

Who cares at this point? It's pretty safe to assume that the vast majority of players were doing something untoward. This just isn't a national crisis.
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#883437 - 06/17/09 10:21 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: jayhwk01]
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Registered: 03/06/08
Loc: ATX
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#883438 - 06/17/09 10:25 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: JFish26]
jayhwk01 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Loc: Mt. Oread's Shadow
Google is my friend. Just saw the report of the Sosa's steroid test that was revealed yesterday. To me he is out.

Fish: No not a National Crisis but to me cheating on this level is unacceptable. Those caught are out and yes this era is tainted. I know you personally don't care but enough people do that it does put a black mark on the game.

Now as far as the amphetamine abuse argument I am not buying. First, I am not convinced amphetamines make you physically stronger or play better. Secondly, the "well he did it" argument never washes. I don't even let my kids get away with that. You know that whole jump of the cliff thing.

As far as the fans being complicit....no. We have zero control over it. Did we love the homerun fest, yes, but still at the end of the day the individual fan controls very little. Now, every player, the players union, and the Commish are absolutely to blame. You will get no argument from me on that. In fact, I place far more blame on the union and the commish than even the players. Management let the down by turning a blind eye and it is the players who ultimately pay the price in damage to their bodies, reputation, and HOF chances.
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#883439 - 06/17/09 11:29 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: digitalkookie]
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Baby Jay

Registered: 02/02/08
Loc: Free State Lobby
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i believe the scarlet letter was "A", however, if you were referring to "s"teroids, i can let it slide...lol




Keep the scarlet "A" for anabolic steroids.
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#883440 - 06/17/09 11:30 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: jayhawklaw]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Haha fair enough.
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#883441 - 06/17/09 06:29 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: JFish26]
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Registered: 01/08/06
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Have any idea how many NFL hall of famers used?
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#883442 - 06/17/09 06:32 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: Geezer]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
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Have any idea how many NFL hall of famers used?




The NFL gets a free pass on steroids from both the media and the government.
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#883443 - 06/17/09 08:03 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: JFish26]
jammahawk Offline
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Registered: 01/02/05
Loc: In the Corleone compound
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Have any idea how many NFL hall of famers used?




The NFL gets a free pass on steroids from both the media and the government.




They shouldn't and baseball is rightfully denied the free pass. The bottom line is not that they are in violation of baseball banned substances, but because the are breaking the law. It is illegal to obtain steroids and human growth hormones in the manner they are. If it were you and me, we may be looking at doing time.
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#883444 - 06/17/09 08:08 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: jammahawk]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
You actually think Congress interjects itself in the baseball steroids issue because it is concerned with violation of federal law? Not a chance.

Congress fvcks with baseball because it gave itself the authority to do so when exempting MLB from antitrust law. These guys just want to be on tv and in the newspapers giving millionaires hard times. Federal law enforcement policy is generally to bust manufacturers and distributors, not users. Congress gets off on playing the "holier than thou" card with baseball players. It is an unbelievably poor use of government resources and should be condemned.
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#883445 - 06/25/09 09:35 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: Geezer]
91hawk Offline
Pure Jayhawk

Registered: 04/04/07
Loc: Denver, Colorado
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Have any idea how many NFL hall of famers used?




I don't. The difference between the two sports stikes me as the NFL appeared to have tried to clean the game. On the other hand, my appraisal of baseball is that the men running the game made no effort at all to curtail the use of them.

My take on it may be completely off, but that's how the steroids story played to me. I quit being a pro baseball fan a few years back because it seemed to me that Bud Selig, Don Fehr, and all the rest didn't care if players were cheating.

It's one thing if people are cheating and getting away with it despite honest efforts to enforce the rules. It's entirely different if those running the game don't give a damn if people are cheating.

I think baseball should just end the charade, make Vince McMahon the commish, and start allowing managers to hit umpires over the head with folding chairs before players run around the bases willy-nilly.

If people still want to watch, that's fine with me, but the patrons of the game failed it miserably--and quite possibly stained it forever.

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#883446 - 06/25/09 09:39 AM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: 91hawk]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
I just don't really understand the need to shed tears over this. It happened, and maybe it shouldn't have, but it's not nearly as earth-shattering as the Woody Paige's of the world would have you believe. I don't get the need for tears and public outcry.
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#883447 - 06/25/09 12:49 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: JFish26]
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Prairie Warrior

Registered: 01/02/05
Loc: In the Corleone compound
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I just don't really understand the need to shed tears over this. It happened, and maybe it shouldn't have, but it's not nearly as earth-shattering as the Woody Paige's of the world would have you believe. I don't get the need for tears and public outcry.




Two reasons I am "outraged" by the illegal steriod usage by athletes. Nearly everyday I work to get people, mainly pediatics approved in order to dispense HGH, and various other steroids. It is not uncommon for me to turn down someone who does not qualify. Then we have the Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa's of the world. and with a snap of a finger they get the drug, and up go their stats, while some with legit medical reasons are denied.
Secondly, as a fan of baseball, and a fan of following and comparing stats, steroids have make a cluster of making logical comparisons to other players and eras.
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#883448 - 06/25/09 12:52 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: JFish26]
jammahawk Offline
Prairie Warrior

Registered: 01/02/05
Loc: In the Corleone compound
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You actually think Congress interjects itself in the baseball steroids issue because it is concerned with violation of federal law? Not a chance.

Congress fvcks with baseball because it gave itself the authority to do so when exempting MLB from antitrust law. These guys just want to be on tv and in the newspapers giving millionaires hard times. Federal law enforcement policy is generally to bust manufacturers and distributors, not users. Congress gets off on playing the "holier than thou" card with baseball players. It is an unbelievably poor use of government resources and should be condemned.




As a healthcare professional, I appreciate it when they put the spot light on abusers of controlled substances, even if they are grandstanding for their own personal gain.
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#883449 - 06/27/09 08:58 PM Re: Slammy Sosa [Re: digitalkookie]
TheMiracles Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Baseball is entertainment. I don't give a chit what or how they do it to make it more entertaining.

Homeruns are entertaining.

I would like to say thank you to Sammy, Barry and Mark for sacrificing their bodies to entertain me.
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