Friday, March 18, 2005

I Live For This

Footnote for Comics Fans: When steroid suspect Mark McGwire hit more home runs in a season than anyone before him, Todd "Spawn" McFarlane bought the record-breaking baseball for something like eleven billion dollars. Five minutes later, Barry Bonds broke McGwire's record and Todd's ball plummeted in value to zero billion dollars. Perhaps the comics market prepared Todd for this. Supplemental: "I Live For This" is Major League Baseball's Official Slogan. To use it in reference to Mark McGwire's tears and/or the sport's current steroid scandal, as I did in the headline of this post, is too God damned funny.

Footnote for Baseball Fans: Home Run King Asterisk Roundup:
McGwire* and Bonds*=Steroids. More games per season than Babe Ruth.

Roger Maris*=More games per season than Babe Ruth.

Babe Ruth*=Racial segregation.


El Duque said...


Thank God the Yankees never had this guy.

Otherwise, the team might feel embarrassed about reporting to camp this spring, as if it had recently suffered some unprecedented, hideous disgrace.

Superfrankenstein said...

Amen, El Duque.

The post-2004 Yankees really dodged a bullet.

But when you think about it...

How could anything bad happen to the Yankees?

A Red Mind in a Blue State said...

The real problem with steroids isn't that they give an unfair advantage to a player. So does good nutrition, available weight training, good coaching, etc.

The problem is that the long-term side effects are so damaging, that many players won't make the trade-off between performance and years off their lives.

But what happens when advancements in the medication reduce or eliminate the side effects? What happens when steroids, or a similar substance, is as safe as Vitamin C?

What will sports look like then?

El Duque said...


A buddy of mine, much too cool to post on a blog, puts it this way:

"Doesn't our illustrious conservative dominated congress have more important things to do than deal with steroid use in MLB? These guys are in the entertainment business after all... What's next? Are they going to bring movie stars in to question them about boob jobs?"