December 14, 2007

Jon Swift And Steroids

Jon Swift, on the Mitchell Report:
Just as law-abiding citizens don't have guns to defend themselves against gun-wielding criminals when guns are banned, baseball players who don't take steroids are unable to compete with those who do. Distributing guns to everyone and requiring everyone in the community to know how to shoot levels the playing field and gives everyone a fighting chance against criminals. In the same way distributing steroids to all baseball players and requiring every player to take them would level the baseball playing field and give everyone a fair chance to compete. ...

Young people are being sent the message by those who refuse to use steroids that you shouldn't be all you can be, that you should settle for being second-best to someone who cared enough about winning to take steroids. ... What are these [non-steroid using] players going to say to their disillusioned young fans who looked in vain for their names on the Mitchell Report list: "Sorry, kid, I just didn't want to win bad enough"? ...

I think that the records of player who did not take steroids should be the ones that are asterisked. Clearly, these players were not playing to their true potential. Shouldn't those who refused to take steroids be asking themselves if they could have done better?

4 comments:

Devine said...

Well, it's not exactly A Modest Proposal, but it's not bad.

redsock said...

Andy Pettitte may have run his HGH through three Brita filters and then took it to a priest to get it blessed -- only the purest HGH for Andy.

redsock said...

Well, it's not exactly A Modest Proposal, but it's not bad.

As is the case with so many rock bands, Swift's earlier stuff is the best.

Patrick said...

Swift clearly doesn't have to live with anyone on 'roids.