Thursday, August 1, 2013

MLB Should Crack Down On The Dopers

I've got to wonder why using performance enhancing drugs (which is illegal) is so widespread among major league ballplayers.  It seems to me MLB really doesn't care but feels like when players get caught, they have to do something.  Personally, I think if they really wanted to put a stop to it they should suspend players for life from ever playing in the pros again.

Finally, according to USA TODAY, it seems as though they are finally getting serious.  See MLB Prepared to Ban A-Rod for Life, Suspend Eight Others.  I am excited to see that Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers (a former Indians player) is also facing possible suspension.  I never liked him.  Maybe this will slow down those Tigers.

In my opinion, using performance enhancing drugs is cheating. It spoils the game when people cheat and you have to throw a players stats out to be fair to the rest of the players who do not cheat.  I'm sure this happens in other sports as well and all of them should put a stop to it by kicking the offenders out.  It is either a rule or it isn't and if it is, then players need to abide by it.  It's just that simple.  No warning is needed because all the players are aware of the rule, I'm sure. 

Yes, I do see things in black or white.  So be it!  What do you think about this issue?

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Beth Ann Chiles said...

It amazes me also that athletes use performance enhancing drugs when rules clearly state they are prohibited. I don't get it either, Karen. Perhaps it is the attitude that the "rules don't apply to me" or the pressure to perform but good golly----it is not the way to do it. I don't know what ever happened to pride in self and in honesty, do you?
Great topic, Karen--and you definitely told us what you thought on the matter! Thanks!

Sandee said...

They only care about the bottom line. Money talks and everything else walks. That's where we have gone as a society. It's a shame.

Have a terrific day. Scritches to all the babies. ☺

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