Region Philbis wrote:
Slappy DH wrote:
Personality? That has ZERO to do with whether or not someone's going to take steroids. When there's millions of dollars on the line, plenty of nice hard working guys will stick a needle in their ass.
maybe i'm just naive, but i think there are straight-laced players out there who's belief system prevents them from breaking the law, or breaking the rules.
i think tek falls into that category...
You're right, there are. My friend refused to take steroids, and he's pissed now, considering he got up to AAA, never got a break, and was competing in a very juiced field. According to him, he was in the small minority. The minors may be worse, since they're all trying to get a shot.
My point is, it's impossible to judge whether or not an athlete has that viewpoint. I know it's a romantic notion to think someone like Varitek would never do it, and hopefully he didn't.
Personally, I'm one of those who don't care if athletes juice. So in a way I was hoping one of "ours" like 'Tek's name was going to be out there, just to hear the stupidity floodgate open on local sports radio.