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“Professional” Althletes*

I just got done reading Game of Shadows. The book explores the prominent use of steroids in professional sports, especially baseball, a game that I love. Here’s an excerpt: “So with few exceptions, the more than three dozen athletes who appeared before the grand jury admitted taking steroids–through injections in their belies, by droplets squirted beneath their tongues, with creams rubbed into their bodies. They weren’t asked why. perhaps the answers were too obvious: It was all to run faster, jump higher, hit the ball farther, and, ultimately, make more money… Competitive sports, it turned out, was part mirage, a game of shadows.”

They’re called professionals, but cheating sure seems amateur to me.