Here you have an organization in St. Louis that has more attachments to steroid/HGH rumors than anyone else, and some aren't even "rumors." For instance, it's a fact Mark McGwire used. Yet, he's revered in St. Louis with the "Big Mac Land" and all the other nonsense. Let's praise a known cheater! Good message to the kids. And this doesn't even take into account all the guys who have been rumored to have used like Edmonds, Pujols, Molina, etc.
So, what do the Cardinals do this offseason? They reward Jhonny Peralta for taking steroids by signing him to a 4-year, $52 million contract. I almost thought it was a story from The Onion when I first read it. Peralta is popped for 50 games for using -- and the Cardinals turn around and give him $52 million? Again, what a great message to send to the kids.
Major League Baseball: "Kids, make sure you never, ever use steroids."
Kids: "Why? The Cardinals might give me $52 million if I do."