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For now it appears that juicing up is so widespread that steroidgate will be the major league equivalent of the congressional check-kiting scandal. The defense will be that since so many do it, it’s not really that bad.
Ken Caminiti has taken a lot of heat from fellow players for disclosing the game’s dirty little secret. Just yesterday Caminiti disavowed his comments, taking refuge in the time-worn claim that his remarks were taken out of context. It’s hard to tell, however, how one could misconstrue this quote: “It’s no secret what’s going on in baseball. At least half the guys are using steroids.”
Baseball was long a game that the average guy could relate to, largely because the players looked like him. One didn’t need to be a physical oddity to succeed, as in football or basketball.
But that’s changed. Now baseball players look like professional bodybuilders. It’s only a matter of time before the trainers and clubhouse guys who tape players’ ankles also find themselves oiling up their preening charges.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?