Originally Posted by westofyou
About baseball yes, about drug use no.
If we're gonna discuss an addict, then we should be able to discuss the addiction. Civil discussions without latitude to discuss germane anecdotes that exist on the periphery kind of take away from the spontaneity of a discussion forum.
This is indeed a baseball board. However, the game of baseball is played by individuals that have demons, which unfortunately, exist in the public realm. Trades, conflicts and other personnel decisions are often about these real-world problems that we all have personal testaments to. It seems like dogma to ruin a naturally occurring discussion based on the ideal that someone thinks it isn't relevant when the participants think that it is.