|Quote, originally posted by blackbora77 »|
Ummm.... what about having integrity, morals and playing the game on the up and up? You want to be CEO of a company? Bust your butt at work and prove that you deserve it.
Its a no brainer for the mouth breathing, lazy, greedy people. For the rest of us, we still feel that it means a lot more to do what's right, and earn what you truly deserve.
lol, right. integrity and morals in a game where 90% of the league was on some sort of juice?
i'm not talking a raise here. i'm talking the difference between making $25K a year until you're 30 and then having no job skills and no education and, in a lot of cases, returning to a life of poverty vs. making millions of dollars of a year and setting your entire extended family for life (and years to come) --- that's the decision i'm talking about if you're a minor leaguer trying to break into the bigs. You work hard for 30 years at your job and work your way up --- in baseball, it's all or nothing, a very small window, and much more akin to winning the lottery if you make it.
i was trying to make up an analogy to show why someone would be tempted. sorry it ruffled your moral feathers, but give me a break. we're talking athletes taking quasi-legal "supplements" in order to get in edge that will change their lives forever. I think it's pretty easy to see why it was so rampant.
my guess is that the guys who weren't juicing weren't doing it out of some sort of respect of the history of the game. it was probably the people who didn't want to put potentially dangerous substances in their body ---- ultimately, a personal decision, and not one of huge moral integrity. It's like when people talk about not smoking weed --- i know plenty of people who have never smoked, but not one of them said it was because it was "illegal" or "not morally right to break the law". They didn't want to put stuff in their body.
Modified by GTiTOM at 1:56 PM 8-4-2009