Re: Who cares about PED use?
I used to care. I no longer do. If athletes want to poison their body in order to produce better, then so be it. And I don't think there is evidence that the new "designer drugs" are as terrible for the body as anabolic steroids are (if anyone has evidence to the contrary I would like to read it). So if they know the risks/the risks today are minimal, I don't see the problem. In the end it produces a better product on the field. The only reason players like Ruth and Gehrig didn't cheat with PED's is because they weren't around, and back then players were not as fitness minded as they are now. They didn't train all year round, simply because millions of dollars weren't at stake.
And to all the people who say it's despicable for these athletes to cheat the game like this, you have no idea what you would do in their situation. You don't know how you would react of millions were at stake, and you could set your kids, and your kid's kids, and your kid's kid's kids up for life.
I have more of a problem with the amount of other issues in the game, such as DUIs, players beating their wives, and the corruption associated with Latin American scouting. This should be a much bigger focus on "cleaning up the game," IMHO.