[Vision2020] The Buried Story of the Steroid Scandal (Bob Schieffer)

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at verizon.net
Sun Dec 16 13:00:59 PST 2007

On Sunday 16 December 2007 12:27, Donovan Arnold wrote:

> I don't understand this.

Your message makes this clear.

> I really don't.

Your emphasis is clear, as was your first sentence.

> Why is steroid use on the national spot light?
<snip excessive top posting>   

The answer to your question does not involve understanding so much as it 
involves appreciation. Aesthetic appreciation. Baseball is supposed to be a 
beautiful activity accomplished by clear-headed athletic exertion, ability, 
and prowess.

Any drug use, in this case specifically, steroid use, by players of the game 
alters the natural beauty of the human bodies performing the game. These 
alterations make the players' bodies, and the abilities they evince, less 
beautiful than in their natural, undrugged states. Objects and processes 
that are less beautiful are more ugly. So, one concludes that drug use 
makes baseball players and the game they play uglier, to the detriment of 
baseball fans, viewers, and aesthetes everywhere.

Beautify baseball. Stop drug use.


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