Posted by tecwrg on 5/13/2014 8:59:00 AM (view original):
My 5:57am post was quoting BL.
He seems to be equating greenies to steroids.
Much like how driving 40mph in a 35mph zone is equivalent to DUI resulting in vehicular manslaughter. Both are breaking the law while driving a car, so they should be viewed and judged the same way.
Meh. I obviously have a different opinion on PED use than you but illegal drugs are still illegal drugs.
Steroids allow you to get stronger, and the benefits that come with being stronger, if you're willing to put in the work.
Amphetamines make you more alert and helps your ability to concentrate/focus.
IMO, being stronger will help when playing the game of baseball. Conversely, being alert and focused will also help when playing the game of baseball. FWIW, I think the difference, which you may not see, is that the effects of PED increases your ability whereas dropping a couple of pills to keep you alert and focused prevents a decline in ability. IOW, a .250 hitter who goes 1-4 with a massive hangover and two hours of sleep doesn't jump out at you if he gets a little "help" on that day. On the other hand, a guy averaging 20 homers a season suddenly hitting 50 is a thing that makes you go "Hmmmmmmm?"
Now, as an example, say Mr.Hangover dropped a greenie every 4 games. He no longer uses. Instead of getting 150 hits while hopped up, he only gets 120. Now he's a .200 hitter and on his way out.
Is the difference between 'roids and greenies that great? Other than the fact that you have to bust your *** for one to work while the other takes effect if you have access to a glass of water to wash it down.