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It’s here that I think the MLPA failed: they should have treated this as a workplace safety issue, to protect those members who didn’t want to do something illicit or otherwise unhealthy or unsafe to keep up with the risk-takers.
(while it could the individual player's value, it didn't do anything to increase the pie).
The owners were (at least it was presumed) getting increased productivity/speedier injury recovery at no cost or risk to themselves.
I'm not sure that is a given. It is tricky to measure because of the timing coming immediately following the '94 strike, but it seems that the "steroid era" was one of explosive growth in the popularity of the game. Certainly the excitement of the '98 homer chase brought fans to the parks. I think a good argument can be made that increased PED use directly improved the financial bottom line for the industry as a whole.
They were at risk for the bad publicity that comes with steroid (or other drugs) scandals in a sport.
Am I the only one that finds the continued usage of the pseudonym somewhat bizarre? Is he the #2 man in al-Qaeda? An FBI informant? Mr. Wrestling II?
Am I the only one that finds the continued usage of the pseudonym somewhat bizarre?
Coming from someone whose parents probably did not name their child Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond, I find the question odd, but I'm sure that Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, and George Elliot join you in seeing this as bizarre.
"You have to be willing to be educated in order to receive an education. " Great line!
It sure beats, "Consider this email as an opportunity for dialogue and education."
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