"We are fully committed to ridding our game of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. These drugs and those who use them and facilitate their use threaten the integrity of our sport... But we will not rest or relax our efforts until the use of these illegal drugs are gone from baseball."So we are to believe that Bud Selig had no idea what was going on when Mark McGwire started to look like Popeye and Barry Bonds' head grew two sizes?
Selig sat back and raked in the benefits of a renewed explosion of baseball after the 1998 McGwire-Sammy Sosa home run chase, which was fueled by performance enhancing substances. The profitability of MLB has grown significantly since then, with Selig himself making over $17 million last year in salary.
Right now the "Fraternal Society of Hypocrites" features top-flight members Bobby Petrino and Nick Saban. While Selig isn't quite in their category, he certainly deserves free admission to the FSoH annual dinner.
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