[ExI] roids in baseball

spike spike66 at att.net
Tue Jan 12 18:27:19 UTC 2010

One of the US baseball stars yesterday confessed to having been using
steroids during the period in which he broke a bunch of long standing
records.  Unfortunately the American proletariat totally missed the valuable
signal among the noise.  We treat it as a big cheating scandal instead of
realizing that this is a perfect opportunity to test the value of various
medications, a terrifically valuable laboratory in so many ways.  We have
preserved absurdly detailed records on the performance of so many players,
from over a century, most of which are from before artificial steroids
existed, so we have a great control group.  We could use the information to
help others achieve higher athletic performance, or help the aged combat the
cruelty of the years.  
Instead we toss the valuable information into the wastecan of shame.  The
shame is on us.
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