LOS ANGELES -- Best-selling author Peter Abrahams describes the character with ease -- a man in his lates, a throwback of sorts, frustrated by a world of escalating gas prices, scandalous reality television and too many me-first, you-last personalities. He'd despise what the game has become. He'd look at San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds and cringe at the thought of this sullen, allegedly chemically enhanced antihero smirking his way to one of the most prestigious records in all of sports. So he'd want to do something about it. Major League Baseball? The Mitchell Investigation?
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Hey, thanks for reviving me; those smelling salts really did the trick. If you hadn't come along when you did, I would have missed my bus. It's just that something I heard a few minutes ago really shocked me, and I went down like a carp. Passed right out. Yep, just two little sentences, uttered in the same paragraph: "The hottest team in baseball," and "Chicago Cubs.
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The part of me that wants to eliminate all cheating from sports, both pro and amateur, agrees with this. The realistic part of me knows that the scientists who are making the PEDs will always be a step ahead of the scientists who are testing them. After all, who do you think made more money? The guy who invented the Cream and the Clear, or the guy who helped the government figure out how to test for it? Maybe none of them were using.
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