Chass…a regular O.P.S. Heggie.
In this warped society of ours, steroids are illegal and bad while alcohol is legal and ok or even good, in the view of those who consume it.Miguel Cabrera 225
But I am confused over recent events. Let me see if I have this right. Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids during his career and apologized for his wrongdoing. He has been vilified for his admission, though Cardinals’ fans cheered him lustily.
Miguel Cabrera admitted to being an alcoholic and apologized for his all-night binge on the final weekend of last season, but he is forgiven and eagerly welcomed back to his team, the Tigers.
Cabrera’s abuse of a legal substance – his blood alcohol level was triple Michigan’s legal limit – very likely cost the Tigers the American League Central championship. The Tigers had a one-game lead over the Twins with two games left when Cabrera went out drinking and wound up in a fight with his wife and in police custody. At the end of that weekend the Tigers were tied with the Twins and two days later lost a playoff for first.
...So even with Sam McDowell the alcoholic counselor, the difference is that alcohol is legal and steroids illegal.
“I see the downside of steroids,” he said, “how it destroys their brain, how they have heart attacks when they’re 45 and 50 years old. It’s a horrendous drug.”
Posted: January 28, 2010 at 03:33 PM | 62 comment(s)
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