Tuesday, June 10, 2008
There's a PED problem in baseball?
I know we're in an age where athletes will do anything they can to gain a winning advantage. Steroids, HGH, hyperbaric chambers, etc. But now we can add Viagra to that list. The Daily News, which is getting more and more like a tabloid every day, is reporting that Roger Clemens - among others - used the pill because it helps with endurance and oxygen flow. When an athlete is getting hyped up for a game, we often say he's "getting up" for it. I guess now that's especially true. I'm just a little confused, though. What happens if you need to make a diving catch in the outfield? Or a head-first slide into second? Obviously the Viagra provides sports performance enhancement, but it must be doing its other job at the same time. This is what sports talk has come to. Ay carumba.