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May 20, 2009

Sports & Steroids (very controversial)

Let’s be clear, I do not condone the use use of steroids.

If an organization such as the MLB has banned a substance, irregardless of whether prescribed by a physician, everyone MUST be on the same playing field.

I would just like to point out some facts.

Let’s talk about steroids use for a second.

Our society has always looked down on the use of steroids and condemned it as very dangerous.  Which it can be very dangerous when  not used properly.  All drugs must be closely supervised by a doctor to ensure proper dosage and usage.

Think about it for a second.

If you have have a headache, you can get rid of it by taking an aspirin.

Or you may prescribe to the more is better approach and take ten of them to kill the pain.

Not only is this dangerous with steroids but with anything in life.

Okay let me get this off my chest right now.  There is something I have had on my mind for a very long time and now with the Manny Ramirez subject it lets me get this off my chest.


For example, imagine you are a guy and you want to increase muscle tone and decrease fat.  The results will be that you look better feel better and will boost your self esteem. This is the same exact reason most woman (especially here in southern California) get plastic surgery.

You have worked out, tried everything, nothing works.You go to the doctor to see if he will supervise you on anabolic steroids for cosmetic purposes.

Most doctors and society will frown upon you and label you as out of line.

However the same person, that same guy, can wake up in the morning and decide that he wants to become a woman.  He  will have an easier time becoming a woman than  a manlier man. Society in general doesn’t seem to dare to say anything about that.

recently I saw a documentary titled “Bigger, Stronger, Faster”  in which there are three documented cases of deaths attributed to steroid abuse per year.

Do you know how many people die each year from tobacco, alcohol and other prescription drugs.

Again I want to be very clear that I do not condone the use of steroids unless it is supervised and controlled by a medical professional.

Going back to Manny Ramirez, he knew from the get go that the use of HCG (human chronic gonadotropin ) is illegal in the MLB whether prescribed or not.

Manny Ramirez should have known better.

Leave me a comment and let me know what your thoughts are on the subject.

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