A-Rod’s a cheater! His numbers are meaningless! The steroids helped him hit all those home runs! The mainstream media, and even many non-mainstream writers, have bandied about lines like this over the past few days. It comes as no surprise; we saw the same thing with Barry Bonds, and even Roger Clemens. Steve Hulkower of Bugs & Cranks tries to set the record straight. No, he’s not excusing A-Rod or anyone else for taking steroids. Rather, he’s pointing out that few people understand the actual effects of these drugs. He supplies a primer on Primobolan, the steroid he allegedly tested positive for.
Takeaway quote: “In other words, people only believe that Rodriguez’s numbers are illegitimate if they want to believe that they are. It is completely their choice…but in the time between the Bonds fiasco and now the Rodriguez fiasco, it seems that no one has bothered to stop and think or stop and learn.”