Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The juiced-up, knocked-down, ho-hum game of baseball

As yet another legend is dogged by twin allegations of betting and steroid use, there’s a growing impression that all the mythos has vanished from our once-proud national pastime:

There isn't much poetry being written about the opening of the 2005 baseball season. The gee-whiz, renewal-of-spring angle seems to be unavailable this year.
The crackdown on steroid use will likely cause a precipitous decline in fan-pleasing home runs, followed by the fans themselves. It’s enough to make Barry Bonds cry.