With the Rangers doing remarkably well this season, I've got baseball on the brain again. Seems like everyone's testing positive for steroids now, huh? In turn, everyone is suspect. Methinks this mess has reached the level of un-fixability: No one can test for HGH, the union doesn't want to expand testing, management has turned into the see/hear/speak no evil monkeys ... yes, methinks baseball is doomed.
But is there ever going to be justice? You bet there'll be justice. It just won't be the kind in the fans' hands like demanding better testing, catching every scum bag who's using drugs, and seeing the worst of them (Bonds, Clemens, etc) go to jail. Nope, the fans will have no control when baseball players start dying in their 40's, 50's, 60's of cancer and enlarged hearts and whatever insane illnesses will come out of using such powerful drugs with such reckless abandon. Until those miserable deaths take place, be on the lookout for innumerable retired athletes in Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra commercials. Better yet, be on the lookout for many of them to be caught like Jose Conseco was, coming over the border with female fertility drugs because his body couldn't make testosterone anymore.
Dark? You betcha. My prediction is that nature will provide scarier justice than any rabid baseball fan could ever dream up.