Cheating players break their contracts

August 13, 2013 • Editorial

Strangely enough, the attitude of many before the news broke that 14 Major League Baseball players, including sluggers Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez, had received long, season-ending, suspensions in the wake of the Biogenesis steroid scandal is probably best described in an episode of “The Simpsons.”

In the 1999 episode, Mark McGwire, a notorious former steroid user himself, visits Springfield after Bart Simpson proves that MLB has been using a satellite to spy on the town. McGwire offers the shocked crowd a choice, “Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?”

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