From last night's press conference, at the White House:
Question: What is your reaction to Alex Rodriguez's admission that he used steroids as a member of the Texas Rangers?
The President: I think it's depressing news on top of what's been a flurry of depressing items when it comes to Major League Baseball. And if you're a fan of Major League Baseball, I think it — it tarnishes an entire era to some degree. And it's unfortunate, because I think there are a lot of ballplayers who played it straight. And the thing I'm probably most concerned about is the message that it sends to our kids.
What I'm pleased about is Major League Baseball seems to finally be taking this seriously, to recognize how big of a problem this is for the sport. And that our kids, hopefully, are watching and saying, you know what, there are no shortcuts; that when you try to take shortcuts, you may end up tarnishing your entire career, and that your integrity is not worth it. That's the message I hope is communicated.
That about nails it, and it's a nice signal he's not interested in making the issue into a political soapbox. Okay. Pitchers and catchers report when?