Let's review the news concerning the person many believe to be the best player in baseball, and one of the best in the sport's long history.
Alex Rodriguez in 2007:
Alex Rodriguez answering the same question on February 9, 2009.
"I did take a banned substance. For that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful."
Ho-hum. Outrageously overpaid and over-idolized pro sports player admits to being a lying, cheating, fraudulant scumbag. Might as well headline this one "Dog bites man."
Whatever association regulates Phelps' swim meets banned him for several months when his bong-hitting came to light. Will MLB have the temerity to similarly sanction their star?
Why again did I quit watching sports? Oh yeah, so many athletes are frauds that it isn't worth watching.
the only way it will change is if fans' behavior changes - stop going to the games with athletes who behave in a manner unacceptable to you.
If people keep going to games, they must not mind.
Just get the (expletive) U.S. Congress out of the (equal expletive) scenario. - let the league organizers deal with their own failure to make players follow their own rules. Congress isn't supposed to hold MLB's hand if their player is naughty. Either MLB commission cares, and will penalize *teams* for failure to comply ... or else they don't care and we should just all get on with the new status quo ('cause, come on ... it is the status quo).
at any rate ... tax payers shouldn't be paying for the entertainment value of sports "stars" parading in front of my employee (i.e., my congressman)