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when winning is a crime

Blogger Idol Week 6: Our assignment this week was to write about a hot topic in the news.

Babe Ruth

My son emulating the Babe at Cooperstown.

I’ve spent many emotional hours in baseball dugouts. I’ve supported players through dry spells, celebrated underdog victories and been moved to tears by the genuine camaraderie between teammates.

I’ve heard players express deep yearnings to attain the same level of success their idols have and I’ve also heard them wonder out loud whether to use performance-enhancing drugs to get there – not because they would give them an advantage but because not taking them would put them at a disadvantage. And they couldn’t afford to be in that position because they desperately wanted to be scouted to play ball – in college.

What the hell are we teaching our kids? [Read more…]