No one’s accusing him, but Dan LeBatard is wondering what would happen if Cal Ripken was found to have used steroids and had a press conference of his own, and quotes at length from Ripken’s imagined speech. It’s long and worth a full read so I won’t block quote it here. Go read it. I’ll wait.
Did you read it? Good. Of course you now realize that the article
really is LeBatard using the construct of a ‘roiding Ripken to argue
that steroid use is not a black and white issue and that there are many
logical arguments out there in favor of their use. That the people who
did it aren’t the monsters they’re made out to be. He does a great job
of it actually. Makes many, many good points.
He ends it by asking “what if Ripken or someone like him did it that way? How would that go over?”
Reason, sense and all of that aside: cities would be burning and
“baseball writer” would rocket past lawyer, physicians and professional
wrestlers on the list of professions with the highest suicide rates.