Well, this sucks.
Though I'd already heard, from former White Sox and Yankees pitcher Jack McDowell, that Roger is kind of a dick, it's still a sad day when your boyhood idols go down.
What exactly "going down" means, I guess, is left for us to discuss. It's quite possible, after quite a bit of initial heat and media attention, this will blow over by spring training. I mean, remember Myanmar? How you cared about all those monks until the media stopped covering the protests?
It's likely there will be other, more definitive threads on this. The best case scenario, I think, is third party drug testing, and a return to that time when raw talent ruled. And even elegance and grace--I'm talking about Willie Mays here--were a part of the game. Mantle, Joey D, Ted Williams--these were my fathers heros. Whereas mine may have to appear before the Senate, um, like, before my anti-heros. That's no good.
Now who's going to slap me?