Friday, December 14, 2007

I Feel the Tears Watering My Eyes

Roger Clemens and Andy Pittette were among the players mentioned yesterday in George Mitchell's steroids in baseball report. I can't tell you how sad I am for these mean American heroes.

It was like Mitchell as Oprah: You get an asterix. And you get an asterix. And you get an asterix.


Lyman said...

I put forth that exercising is unnatural perfomance enhancement. All sports should be played by people who get winded walking up a flight of stairs.

The * was the worst thing that happened to sports. It's a free pass, a get of jail free card, an excuse not to play fair.

What's next? An asterix on the Oscars? Hell there wouldn't be a writing award one without an asterix for all of our performance enhancing activities.

I seriously doubt the asterix is truly a badge of shame. It's just another marketing tool...

Don't mark it up with symbols frigging do something real with it. Sentences and ejections would be a good start.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You have to wonder if these guys were encouraged to enhance their skills and longevity by baseball management. A don't ask, don't tell policy perhaps.

Steve Allan said...

Whuh? Huh? Are you saying that everyone in the industry is so motivated by greed that ethics is non-existent? Say it isn't so.

I like Lyman's idea of the flabby guy sports - except for swimming and diving. "Where'd the speedo go?"

On the other hand, the all-drug olympics would be a blast. Just like the SNL skit - "Oh, he just tore his arms off."