Did you enjoy the All-Star Game last night? Of course, it would've been just a whole lot better if
Really, that appears the way most fans feel about the drug issue now.
Almost sounds like a product: PEDs, PEDs Lite, Diet PEDs: "Hi, I'm Alex Rodriguez for PEDs. Did you have yours for breakfast this morning? Some of us players like our PEDs with strawberries or bananas. Others, like my good friend, Manny Ramirez, likes his PEDs with female hormones."
Or maybe, in that wonderful phrase by the late
When Ramirez returned to the Dodger line-up, he didn't even deign to talk about steroids. But, anyway, by then it was as if poor Manny'd been away on bereavement leave. ESPN covered his return to the minor leagues as a celebration. And yes, whereas WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) mandates two years if you're caught on drugs the first time, in baseball it's only 50 games, and, for your comfort and safety, you can come back early to the minors and get in shape for your grand resurrection back into the majors. Of course, that's chain-gang punishment as compared to the NFL, where a guilty PED consumer, like
Oh, a few old spoilsports still dare scold.
Why, Tim? Because we fans don't seem to care anymore, and the clean players cravenly accept their place as patsies. See you at the All-PED Game next July.