13 Major league baseball players joined a long and infamous list of athletes who have been found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. Even though these athletes know they will be tested, the ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude got the best of these players and now it’s going to put a cramp in their pockets.
What is more sad, however, is these athletes have been living a lie, Everything they have, every dollar they have made was all based on a lie. They did not play an honest game and received gains not based on talent but on drugs. The worst part is they are raising children who will believe its OK to cheat as long as you don’t get caught.
Parents who take on the attitude that if you’re not number one, you’re a loser have perpetuated a dangerous precedent. You no longer get to be successful by talent and practice. You just have the take the right combination of pills and shots and you will be great and make a lot of money.
When I was growing up, there was a saying, It doesn’t matter if you when or lose, it’s how you play the game. I guess in 2013 the saying is it is whether you win and don’t get caught if you cheat.