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The effects of steroids in baseball, or lack thereof

Jason Stark has an informative, fact-filled column at ESPN. Everyone interested in baseball should read it, especially reporters who were beating the drum of scandal earlier this spring.

Gene Orza (who I've criticized before) offers a good punch-line for the story:

Players have never gotten credit for all the work they do (to become better, stronger athletes)... People want to attribute success not to hard work, but to cutting corners. And that's ridiculous. We live in an age now where guys are working out year-round, constantly, every single day.

Successful endeavor is often regarded skeptically by those who lack the talent, perception, and drive for stellar achievement. This is an unfortunate trait in our society, and all too common. Thanks to OBM for the link.