What do Marion Jones (American Olympic track and field champion and disgraced drug-user) and Lance Armstrong (a once seven-time Tour de France winner and disgraced drug user) have in common? Neither of them ever failed a drug test.
It seems weird that Major League Baseball may be about to levy widespread suspensions to star players suspected of using performing enhancing drugs (PEDs). The problem is that in the eyes of many fans such action is way too late.
When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.
This year the Baseball Writer's Association of America failed to elect anybody to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was partially because some all time greats were linked to steroid use. The steroid issue, however, only partially explains why nobody was elected to the Hall of Fame.
As disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong flirts with coming clean about steroids to Oprah and ostensibly all-time greats Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are shut out of the baseball Hall of Fame, the issue of "cheating" has become ubiquitous in sports.