I'm sick to death of the whole steroid testing debate that surrounds major league baseball. But I have a feeling based on the whole situation
with pitcher Jason Grimsley, it's only going to get worse before it gets any better...
But the reason that this issue is an important one to not only baseball but all sports is summed up best by this story
from The Tennesssean
about four Wilson County high school players who admitted to using steroids.
It only goes to show how there's a trickle down effect from the pros to all levels of athletics. By not having testing for steroids at the pro level, these sports are sending the message that it's acceptable to do this so long as you don't get caught. I mean, if Barry Bonds can allegedly do it and get away with it in pursuit of the all-time home run record, then why shouldn't the athlete in high school baseball in order to ahead?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/09/2006 10:02:00 AM