Mariners Analysis

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Steroid results show problem is real

Just a quick comment on steroids testing. With the news that the M's have currently the most juiced farm team in baseball (until more results are in) I hope this puts an end to talk that there is no problem in baseball.

Think about it for a second. Every baseball player alive has heard the publicity surrounding steroids. And yet 9 of them, knowing they are going to get tested, still find a way to get it in their system.

Don't fall for a second their stories of unknowingly taking steroids via over the counter stuff. They have all been warned to know what you put in your body. If I work for a company with a drug testing party, I don't show up to a party on Friday night and start chowing down on the brownies. It's common sense.

The fact is most of these guys probably didn't realize they were taking steroids. But they did know they were taking supplements that would give them an "edge" over the next guy. They knew they were putting SOMETHING in their bodies that isn't found in milk.

It is a dangerous line when guys are taking drugs to beat out the next guy. It is a problem. It has been a problem. The latest results are no surprise.

If Congress didn't rattle some sabers, none of this would have come out.

Ok, enough on the bad news. Let's watch Meche pitch tonight!