Originally Posted by traderumor
Forgive me if I'm confusing you with another poster, but I recall you normally erring on the side of the poor misunderstood juicers, like the martyr Bonds, so I'm guessing the level needed to "enlighten" you is pretty high. Again, I apologize if you are not one who is normally siding with the poor accused juicers.
I think you've confused me with someone else. My take has always been we shouldn't assume anything about a player one way or the other
. BTW, you wont find a post authored by me that suggests steroid users are misunderstood martyrs.
Discussion of this issue in particular has been characterized by very shoddy reporting on the media's part and very poor behavior on the part of the fans who generally are all to eager to accept innuendo as fact thus encouraging a pursuit of the titillating angle rather than the truth. Furthermore, it's an issue that provides sportswriters and fans alike an all to easy opportunity to moralize on a grandiose scale.
My standard for being enlightened is I think much like anyone's-new light needs to be shed on a subject such that a greater understanding is achieved or the issue is moved forward. As a vehicle of enlightenment, I think the Mitchell report is woefully lacking and ultimately very disappointing.
Really, do we understand this issue anymore today than we did Tuesday night or do we just have another chance to beat guys with evil sticks?