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The beam in your eye

Posted at 9:43 AM on June 7, 2006 by Ben Tesch (3 Comments)

This is from April 2005, but it still interesting and relevant:

If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?
A month ago, Mark McGwire was hauled before a congressional hearing and lambasted as a cheater for using a legal, performance-enhancing steroid precursor when he broke baseball's single-season home run record.

A week ago, Tiger Woods was celebrated for winning golf's biggest tournament, the Masters, with the help of superior vision he acquired through laser surgery.

What's the difference?

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Seagull hit by pitch

Posted at 11:12 AM on June 7, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Bird Struck Out at Ballgame
Seagull beaned by a baseball, flies away during minor league game. There's even video. The bird should probably be thankful it was minor league ball and not Randy Johnson pitching.

Leaded or unleaded

Posted at 2:17 PM on June 7, 2006 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

Big steroid news today. Relief pitcher Jason Grimsley has been busted by the feds and had his home searched, after admitting he -- and a "boatload" of other players -- use illegal performance-enhancing drugs, such as HGH, amphetamines and steroids. I found this particular paragraph to be a gem:

He added that amphetamine use was prevalent in pro baseball, and that it was placed in coffee in clubhouses -- marked "leaded" or "unleaded" to indicate which pots contained the drugs.

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