Thursday, December 13, 2007

'Roid Rage

What I don't get, and maybe it's just me...

Since when is this a federal issue?

I can understand that major league baseball has passed the point where they can police themselves. And while these players are breaking the rules of Major League Baseball, they are NOT breaking the law.

Also, take into consideration that Bud Selig approached possibly the only group that's more corrupt than Major League Baseball, the US Congress, to step in and police the steroid abuse in MLB.

While I do believe this is an important issue and that steroid abuse should be policed. I just don't believe the feds should be wasting their time with it.

People complain about how many millions of Americans don't have health care, the eventual (in the not too distant future) collapse of Social Security, the fall-out from the burst bubble of the real estate market, the war in Iraq...

And what does our US Congress do?

It spends several billion dollars in converting American TVs to be completely digital and it investigates steroid abuse in Major League Baseball...

Is anyone else as annoyed/outraged by this as I am?

5 comments:

Larry Silverstein said...

I don't agree with you.

When you consider the timewasting the Feds did investigating 9/11 (duh! It was Osama + 19 hijackers, he said it) with 2 independent commissions and a bookshelf of conclusive scientific evidence, it certainly makes far more sense and cannot be criticised investigating something exciting and that effects us all like baseball.

Awareness said...

Me!

It's complete and utter overkill.

Also there's a HUGE difference (no pun intended) between Sosa/McGuire/Bonds like steroid ingestion and someone like Andy Petit who took them to help HEAL faster so he could get back to pitching and earning a living for goodness sake.

We went through major steroid stuff here in Canada...even had a national inquiry after Ben Johnson was caught all pumped up after winning the gold in Korea.....he got caught...Carl Lewis somehow didn't. Anyways...it went on and on and on..... and it was all very sad. Since the Marion Jones outing, it seems like the media and the other sports in the US are having their turn with the scandal stuff.

it will simmer down....

Brice said...

It's appalling. And unfortunately standard policy for governments.

Dantallion said...

Annoyed? Outraged? I'm barely even surprised.

David Amulet said...

Libertarians everywhere are shaking their heads at yet another example of over-governing.

-- david