Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Now Be Honest...

Your answer will remain confidential. Really.

If I were a MLB player during the peak of the steroids culture...
I would never have taken steriods! How can those guys live with themselves? Utterly shameful.
Yeah, it would have been tempting, but in the end I think I'd have resisted. I'd rather succeed or fail based on my own merits.
Hmmm, I honestly don't know. It would have been awfully hard to refrain knowing I was competing with plenty of guys who did...
Who am I kidding? Everybody else was doing it, it could triple my salary, and it wasn't even against the rules. Yeah, I would've tried.
  
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5 comments:

Neeebs said...

I think that there needs to be a disclosure that taking steroids causes actual penis shrinkage (as opposed to the cold water shrikage) and adult acne.

kensai said...

If I was a really talented elite player already (Bonds/A-Rod assuming they didn't use to get to that level) I wouldn't have. Logically, it's not worth it.

If I was a AAAA player that could have a 15-year career or even sign one big deal because of them, absolutely. Health effects are overblown and you get rewarded with millions to support your family. Sounds good. :o

Neeebs-They don't make your penis smaller. Your balls shrinks temporarily while you're cycling and then they return to normal size during post-cycle therapy. On certain drugs, you do get acne though.

Eric Karros said...

Kensai, much of me concurs with your logic (about the steroid risk/reward for elite players vs borderline players, not about sack shrinkage).

However, if guys who are already all-star or even HoF material are presented with the possibility of being The Greatest Ever, then the perceived incremental benefit of achieving that could be as great or greater than that of a minor league talent aspiring to a steady if unspectacular majors gig. Sure the money and fame is already there for the all-star, but people tend to recalibrate based on where they are.

It's like a CEO making $50 million a year committing fraud so he can make an extra $10 million. Is the potential benefit for him really worth the risk of jail when he's already set for life? Apparently, for a lot of guys, yes.

Dr. Geek said...

I like my balls just fine. So, no.

Orel said...

(looking at results) My, aren't we a well-intentioned bunch.