A Damn Shame

As you probably have already heard, brilliant young Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is going under the knife.  Take a step back and a deep breath before you blowtorch me.  Then, tell me why steroids under the direction of a "medical professional" are a bad idea.

Boston's in St. Pete while the Yanks visit the south side of Chicago.

Comment away.

9 comments… add one

  • I’d still take Strasburg as-is over 4/5 of our rotation at the moment…

    DustyDrB - YF August 27, 2010, 10:06 pm
  • Wild Jon Papelbon strikes out the side and saves it for Wild Jon Lester.
    And another great outing from A.J. Burnett.
    Life is good (or at least improving).

    pale blue eyes August 27, 2010, 10:08 pm
  • Don’t make me wipe that smug off your face.
    Hey, remember when the Sox rotation was in shambles and the Yankees was reigning supreme this season? Let’s live in that moment for a bit. Mmm…

    DustyDrB - YF August 27, 2010, 10:15 pm
  • 4.5 doesn’t sound so bad. for this club to still be competitive at this point is a testament to tito francona.
    can cc start all three games in a short series?

    sf rod August 27, 2010, 10:27 pm
  • pbe…coming out of the woodwork talking shit. Brilliant. You’re still in 3rd place big guy.

    krueg August 27, 2010, 10:36 pm
  • PS Pettitte made it through his session today and just to remind everyone, we only need CC and Pettitte to win the WS again…

    krueg August 27, 2010, 10:45 pm
  • Relax, guys! I just posted the moment the Sox game was over, happy that Papelbon had not given it away, allowing us to make up a little ground just for once after so many lost chances.
    I well know the Sox are in third place and may remain there. It might be back to 5.5 GB again as early as Saturday night, so why not give us that brief Friday moment at the start of an important series?
    I also realize it’s the YFs prerogative to bitch about AJ, but don’t tell me you’re happy with him right now. Nevertheless, excuse my brief digression into Schadenfreude …

    pale blue eyes August 28, 2010, 1:31 am
  • the sox ability to hang around is equal parts their manager and the toughness of the guys that aren’t injured, and that neither the yankees or rays have that killer instinct…for the “best teams in baseball”, they sure do have a lot of flaws…
    aj burnett? 9-12 5.17era 1.5whip
    worse numbers? 3 [more years] $16.5m per
    i dunno about cc pitching every playoff game rod, but i’d consider it…right now, i’d settle for having andy back…
    as for the original topic of the post, i get your point ag…frankly, the main reason steroids, or hgh, whatever, are evil is because of questions about their legality, and that varies by country…anabolic steroids for example are classified as a controlled substance in the us, so possession without a legit prescription is a federal crime…mlb and others ban their use, period…the side effects are an issue too, but that could be managed by a medical professional, to use your term…i’m not saying i agree or disagree, but it’s a shame what happened to this kid…i just don’t see baseball making an exception for him…where would they draw the line?

    dc August 28, 2010, 8:37 am
  • Why couldn’t they make PED’s legal, as long as they are prescribed by a team doctor in terms of helping speed up recovery from injury? Everyday people are prescribed HGH and steroids for injuries, why not athletes?

    krueg August 28, 2010, 11:48 am

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