wasn't until late in her career, when her game was a step away from
retirement, that all of a sudden her hardened man face
smoothed out and became womanly. Yet Navratilova bypassed all this
wake-up-it's-steroids mania and is regarded as a saint today; one of the truly classy
and classic women's tennis players ever. Bullshit. She should give back
all her awards and face the same disgrace that Steroid Man and his kind
Give 'em back. Give 'em all back Martina.
And what about Monica Seles, who was stabbed in the
back by that German fan who got everything he was after -- propelling
Steffi Graf to the top of woman's tennis in the nineties. It's pretty
clear to me that neither Seles or Graf were ever on steroids. Really this
is a different topic altogether; that of maniacal fans getting away with
attempted murder. But still you have to put an asterisk next to the titles
Graf won after Seles was eliminated.
Where Have You Gone, Roy White
It's days like these that I wish Roy White was
the game. Roy White never took steroids; not with a Barney Fife physique
like his. Although Jim Bouton in his book Ball Four detailed major
leaguers taking "Greenies" and various other "uppers" and assorted goodies
to improve their performance back in the sixties. Ferguson Jenkins has
admitted to being high for many of his starts in the seventies, and Doc
Ellis said he was high on LSD when he pitched his no-hitter in 1971.
Although I'm sure Fergie or Docc weren't looking to improve their
performance at the time.
The Beatles wrote Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
while on LSD in the sixties. You might say they were trying to improve
their imagination and song writing abilities at the time.
What is the point? There is no point except to say that
Jason Giambi is not a bad guy for taking supplements to make himself a
better hitter. His statistics are inflated; as phony as a World Wide
Wrestling match. But he did hit those two homers off Pedro to help the
Yankees win Game 7 of the 2002 Pennant playoffs. You can't take those
He is a man of his times. Quite simply, 21st Century Steroid Man.