Re: Ryan Braun on the list of names from the Miami
posted at 2/6/2013 7:13 PM EST
In response to SpacemanEephus's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to Leftymcrighty's comment:
Those who worship the NFL, and NBA, are watching unchecked PED usage.
Look at these guys, who all look like cartoon characters. Look at Lebron James and Dwight Howard.
Those sports seem to have minimal enforcements against PEDs. Why? Because they know everyone in their leagues are using them.
Why does baseball have to be Simon pure? Does the NFL really care about Deer Antler spray?No, because they don't want to rock the cash cow. Same with the NBA.
Most baseball fans don't care, either. It was more fun to watch baseball in the steroid era than this pitching dominated era we now have.
The purists / historians started the witchhunt. I personally never gave a crap that longstanding records were broken; however, purists did. These purists frustrate me. They are the reason why it took way too long to incorporate instant replay. Bring on instant replay, bring on quest tech (or whatever its called).
"Blah, blah, blah, human element"
Shut up w/ that crap! Getting the call right is more important.
The game doesnt need to be preserved, it needs to be modernized. All these owners are scared white men afraid of change. They proved it when they colluded against Mark Cuban. He would be great for the sport.
These same DBs are the ones moaning about long-standing records being broken. Guess what? You shouldnt be comparing stats across eras anyways. Its a foolish and overly simplistic comparison to begin with!!
But thats the reason why PED use flys under the record in other sports. Because baseball purists started a witch hunt because they didnt want to see records broken. Give me a break.
Allow me to rebutt, as a semi-purist. I agree that the sanctity of records is no basis for a witch hunt. And that a witch hunt is ridiculous since the league and fans everywhere basically provided the needles. However, as a semi-purist, I found the game significantly less beautiful in the 'roid era. The recent return to pitching dominance has made the game whole again. So, THIS should be the reason for The Clampdown. Of course, as we are seeing, there is no way to stay ahead of the PED curve, so it is still going to happen. I have no answer for this. maybe it is better to just let the juice flow and the homeruns sail. But, I much prefer the game when you have to be a real hitter to put 30 out in a year and where pitchers can attack the strike zone without fear of every inside fastball being cleaned out with a 500 foot homerun by every pre-roid-punch-and-judy hitter.
My rant was more about people standing in the way of modernization. I have mixed feelings about a blind eye to PED use. I feel for the guy who has a ton of natural talent and is faced with the decision to either use or fall behind.
My rant was more of a reflection of my belief: Either change with the times, or fall behind.
As a 28 year old living in corporate America, I have seen many smart/highly paid men get walked out of positions they once excelled in. Why? Because they just wouldnt embrace new technologies/theories.
My father once said to me: "Always try to go with something before you go around it. Always try to go around something before you go through it. "
I feel that its semi-relevant.