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Verducci: Steroid Use

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It’s Friday! My day for sports posts here on SFW! This week — STEROIDS

I am personally very grateful that I don’t get the Oprah Network. If I did, I would most likely have had a stroke when Lying Lance proclaimed that the definition of cheating is something that gives you an advantage. Since “everyone else was doing it,” he wasn’t cheating. Then again, if I had one minute added on to my life for every time I have told my kids that “everyone else is doing it” means squat in this house, I might just have been able to survive that moment.

Tom Verducci was one of the first to cover steroid use in baseball. He has also been consistently against steroid use, being very clear that he considers it cheating. It’s pretty obvious that I also consider it cheating. And as a parent with kids in sports, it concerns me that the records they are trying to live up to are records that have been attained by using substances that are unhealthy, but I digress.

Here’s a link to a recent Verducci piece on steroid use in baseball: To Cheat or Not to Cheat.

So – Do you think testing is going to make a difference? Do you think using steroids is cheating?

I’d really like to know your opinion.

Next up: Some other sportswriters to check out.

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