Up for Debate: MLB's PED problem

Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:53pm

What do you think about Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drug problem and the recently announced suspensions linked to it? Is the league taking the proper steps to address the issues or is it an unwinnable battle?

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43 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 7:41

Anyone who gets caught using drugs to be a "bigger" man deserves what they get when they are caught. No one is immune to the rules and regulations.... be it in sports or political aspirations.

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 7:44

An interesting message from Oklahoma State University to 'President Obama'.

www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JVAhrZDJE&vq=medium#t=19%2a/

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 8:00

Nimrod: Where are you, libtard? Library not open yet?

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 8:14

Memories for you older folks. And you younger folks can remember them when you mature through age.

A little house with three bedroom and one car on the street,
A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.

In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,
And no need for recording things, someone was always home.

We only had a living room where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime in the kitchen where we ate.

We had no need for family rooms or extra rooms to dine,
When meeting as a family those3 two rooms would work out fine.

We on had one TV set, and channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them with something worth the view.

For snack we had potato chips that tasted like a chip,
And if you wanted flavor there was Lipton's onion dip.

Store-bought snacks were rare because my mother like to cook,
And nothing can compare to snacks in Betty Crocker's book.

Weekends were for family trips or staying home to play,
We all did things together - even go to church to pray.

When we did our weekend trips depending on the weather,
No one stayed at home because we like to be together.

Sometimes we would separate to do things on our own,
But we knew where the others were without our own cell phone.

Then there were the movies with your favorite movie star,
And nothing can compare to watching movies in you car.

The there were the picnics at the peak of summer season,
Pack a lunch and ind some tress and never need a reason.

Get a baseball game together with all the friends you know,
Have real action playing ball - and no game video.

Remember when the doctor used to be the family friend,
And didn't need insurance or a lawyer to defend?

The way he took care of you or what he had to do,
Because he took and oath and strived to do the best for you.

Remember going to the store and shopping casually,
And when you went to pay for it you used your own money?

Nothing that you had to swipe of punch in some amount,
Remember when the cashier person had to really count?

The milkman used to go from door to door,
And it was just a few cents more than going to the store.

There was a time when mailed letters came right to your door,
Without a like of junk mail ads sent out by every store.

The mailman knew each house by name and knew where it was sent,
There were not load of mail addressed to "present occupant".

There was a time when just one glance was all that it would take,
And you would know the kind of car, the model and the make.

They didn't look like turtle trying to squeeze out every mile,
They were streamlined, white walls, fins and really had some style.

One time the music that you played whenever you would jive,
Was from a vinyl, big holed record called a forty-five.

The record player had a post to keep them all in line,
And the records would drop down and play one at a time.

Oh sure, we had our problems then, just like we do today,
And always we were striving, trying for a better way.

Oh, the simple life we lived still seems like so much fun,
How can you explain a game, like kick the can and run?

And why do boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
And for a nickle, red machine had little bottled cokes?

This life seemed so much easier and slower in some ways,
I love the new technology but I sure do miss those days.

So time moves on and so do we, and nothing stays the same,
But I sure love to reminisce and walk down memory lane.

I remember them all and it was a great time to live and really enjoy life.

Author unknown -

Much credit to the person who put this together, whoever it was. It sure brings back many memories.

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 8:31

The liberal pukes will make fun of you, Yogi, but only because they are pathetic and jealous that folks once were happy without cable TV, unchecked gay sex, and Xanax.

America is an absolute mess due to liberalism.

By: gdiafante on 8/6/13 at 8:38

Personally, I think they should do lifetime bans on anyone who tests positive. In the current case, though, there are no positive tests, so 50 games is about right, though they shouldn't be allowed to participate in the post-season.

For A-Rod, lifetime ban. The guy has lied so many times you'd think he was yogi.

As for the usual off-topic, 5 year old back and forth...yawn. I won't miss that.

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 8:56

gdiafante - I agree on the lifetime ban, but I don't agree with letting them play during an appeal.

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 9:05

I'm afraid you and your 'buddies' are going to learn the hard way, gdiafnate. It's really sad most of you who seem reasonably intelligent can't see beyond the tip of your nose.

Will any of you prove me wrong before we leave this site Friday? Or won't you because you can't?

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 9:08

Brainless blob's 9:05AM is nothing but pure stupidity!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/13 at 9:10

I am so tried of the sports scandals, that I have lost interest.

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 9:12

Nemo - I am too! When they break the rules, get rid of them without all this hullabaloo. They are paid way too much money & there should be a cap on all sport salaries.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/13 at 9:12

Blobs have more for brains, bfra.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/13 at 9:21

It is not only pro sports that as scandals, little league is in shambles with the parents jumping in and fighting empires, other parents and children.

Sports is all powerful and more important than education and this is only a symptom.

By: nottoc on 8/6/13 at 9:29

the rule breakers should be suspended for at least one year. A Rod, let him go away forever. Bad guy who is bad for the sport.

By: brrrrk on 8/6/13 at 9:52

If you want an answer to what the MLB should do about those who attempt to better their games through chemicals, just ask any kid on a little league team.... they'll straighten you out about what's fair and what isn't......

By: brrrrk on 8/6/13 at 9:58

Jughead said on 8/6/13 at 8:31

"The liberal pukes will make fun of you, Yogi, but only because they are pathetic and jealous that folks once were happy without cable TV, unchecked gay sex, and Xanax."

One ass kissing another....

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 10:04

dorrrrk: Congrats, dorrrkkkk, you get your sign! Thanks for being the first stupid to step up to the plate.

Just as planned...

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 10:05

Balls.

By: brrrrk on 8/6/13 at 10:10

Jughead said on 8/6/13 at 10:04

"dorrrrk: Congrats, dorrrkkkk, you get your sign! Thanks for being the first stupid to step up to the plate."

Right back atcha Dunghead....

By: grid on 8/6/13 at 10:18

Thanks for the poem, yogiman. I'm not old enough to appreciate all of what was mentioned, but I do recall a few.

By: pswindle on 8/6/13 at 12:42

It is a shame that in order to be the best, you have to use PED to get there.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/13 at 12:58

Money and the desire to be a jughead will lead to destruction.

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 2:17

Nimrod: Correct. There is only ONE Jughead, the rest will die trying. Thanks for the props, buddy!!!!

Now, can you have a brain aneurysm and die already? The world will be a better place with your liberal/communist bowels being digested by worms.

By: brrrrk on 8/6/13 at 2:28

Juggy, you never cease to amaze me.... how is it that you can see to type when you have your head so far up your ass? Especially when yogi's head is up there too...

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/13 at 2:38

The amazing thing, brrrrk is that your are amazed by yogi and the flea. Comrade yogi is what the flea is going to be.

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 2:50

Memories of your life is one of the most important memories you can have, grid. Just make sure they're pleasant memories.

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 2:57

Think of me as your feeble brain desires, brrrrk. I would like to be around when your man Barry is proven to be what he is; a communist who was raised in the Muslim faith that was allowed by congress to usurp the Oval Office by the Negro side of his race.

And, honestly, I won't laugh pushing your narrowed brain skull up your posterior.

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 3:04

dorrkk and Nimrod: Feel free to continue your adoration of me. Then, go have gay sex and start an Occupytard group.

Freaktard liberal twits.

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 3:05

Liberals=pap smear swabs.

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 3:06

Liberals=Albert Haynesworth's toilet.

By: Jughead on 8/6/13 at 3:06

Liberals=deer urine.

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 3:16

Old jugs has some odd obsessions! Bet you sty really stinks.

By: budlight on 8/6/13 at 3:37

NEW
By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 9:12
Nemo - I am too! When they break the rules, get rid of them without all this hullabaloo. They are paid way too much money & there should be a cap on all sport salaries.

The reason you think they are paid "way too much money" is because you don't have a dog in the fight. But if you had their talent and abilities, you might just think twice.

Fans pay big bucks to see the best of the best play ball, sing, rodeo, drive fast cars, swing golf clubs and tennis rackets and the Fans are the ones who speak about how much people get paid. If the fans didn't like 'em, they wouldn't pay the big bucks for the tickets.

So if the big bucks get paid, who should reap the benefits? The owners of the teams? Nope, the players are the ones taking all the risks. Getting hit with a 120 mph hard ball is real painful and can mean death. Getting hit by a 330 lb. full back or whatever they are, can mean paralysis. So until you take a risk to do the job, bfra, you don't have a dog in the fight.

And it's OK to play ball during the appeals process just like most people are out on bond during an appeal.

bfra, tell Becky & Julie hi for me. Ringaling, dingaling bell, Becky.
Yogi, the poem was a nice touch.

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 3:40

Pore old fatbelly really has no common sense at all & jumps on here every chance she gets to prove it. Come on sidiot, post some more BS!

By: brrrrk on 8/6/13 at 3:48

bfra said on 8/6/13 at 3:16

"Old jugs has some odd obsessions! Bet you sty really stinks."

Given his rhetoric I wouldn't be surprised if he was a child molester, a rapist, or at the very least a wife beater.

By: dargent7 on 8/6/13 at 3:50

Is this the Biogenesis out of Coral Cables?
Screw 'em.
In my day, the Tigers played FAIR...Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Bill Freehand...even Denny McClain. There were no drugs.
Now, it's everywhere, under different names.

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 4:00

brrrrk - Going by what he post on here, he is probably all 3 plus some.

By: bfra on 8/6/13 at 4:01

Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/13 at 4:50

The holy cow thinks it is alright to cheat as long as they are making big money.

The flea only repeats itself, because its a three eyed child of yogi's dog face mother.

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 8:13

I'll have to admit bfra, you've got budlight beat in posting a big pile of BS.

By: budlight on 8/6/13 at 8:48

bfra on 8/6/13 at 3:40
Pore old fatbelly really has no common sense at all & jumps on here every chance she gets to prove it. Come on sidiot, post some more BS!

Yogi, bfra is Becky. Just too ashamed of herself to admit it. Hi Becky. Ding-a-ling, ring-a-ling bell.

Wow Yogi, I found out some sweet news about my sister's 11 year old grandson who is a boy scout. My sis's hubby is facing liver transplant - going through steps now for qualifying. Tedious. So Sis needs some help around house. That sweet kid offered to do the ironing (shirts, pillow cases, etc) and she said he's good. He actually irons his own boy scout uniform. I won't mention my family's names, but Yogi, add couple in Mint Hill NC to your prayer list for healing. Cause I know you're a prayer warrior.

So did you get on to Tennessean? I did, but under a totally different name. Should be fun and civil as long as these permanently damaged libs don't find out my secret screen name. And this time, they won't. Hope to see you there, but don't use Yogi, use something they can't identify and mix it up by not cutting and pasting anything fro City Paper. ha, ha, ha. Lots of laughs over the years here.

By: yogiman on 8/6/13 at 9:16

I haven't looked at the Tennessean, budlight. In a way, I hate to be "thrown out of the house" here at NCP but I'm concentrating more on my old house so I thought I would have more time.

I'll look into the Tennessean, though. If I do, I'll let them know this old man (yogiman) is still in the party with them... like it or not.

I hope I'm still alive when Barry is "brought to the table" for treason. And congress should stand by his side to be impeached for giving him an 'open door' to usurp that office.

BTW, I've got another good poem for the usurper admirers tomorrow.

By: budlight on 8/6/13 at 9:25

Hey Yogi, are you remodeling or repairing your home?

Yeah, you're right; keep your Yogi handle and give 'em heck!

I hope he has to some day be held accountable for the lies. Maybe in our time. Maybe not.

Going to sign off; have a good evening. Last night some wacko from brentwood called to cuss me out at 10 pm for leaving Census letter on his door. Says he's gonna have me arrested. I just told him it's OK. Truth is Census employees are not actually "trespassing" cause the gov-ment sent them there. I bet the libs hate to read that. But it's true.