My own view on ballplayers players using steroids and human growth hormones (HGH) was one mostly of disinterest. I will not be compromised into thinking such issues pose measurable threats to America's future.
Although Rodriguez may think that MLB's aggressiveness to procure evidence was motivated by a personal vendetta, the public should recognize it for what it is -- an energetic effort by MLB to eliminate the use of performance enhancing drugs from the national pastime.
I am not endorsing athletes to use PEDs. What I am advocating for is keeping the specter of steroids in the background. If we don't, we may forget about a period in baseball history where we must second-guess whether a player's impressive statistics were the result of hard work or pure athleticism.
Although it is a favorite pastime among sportswriters to pick sides and make black-and-white arguments, it is sensible here to recognize that the issue of controlling artificial stimulants is and will continue to be enormously complex.