Steroids in baseballl? My historian son and his colleague think a little context is in order, as they propose in this OpEd.
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Our Nation of Bionic Workers
By Sarah F. Rose and Joshua A. T. Salzmann
September 25, 2013, Chicago Tribune
As Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez prepares to appeal his 211-game suspension, seeking the $86 million remaining on his contract, it would be easy to dismiss him as a steroid-using cheat. But the narrative of A-Rod as a greedy fraud obscures the fact that players’ use of steroids has been driven by the changing business of baseball. Ironically, Major League Baseball’s arbitrator will be deciding the fate of the industry’s own creation, even as MLB and the Yankees escape with their profits intact. Read more . . .