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Baseball Hero

'"I was young and stupid." Were you really?

Published: March 21, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 12

(12) paul solon, March 28, 2009 1:19 PM

both are worrisome

Of course the drug taking is wrong, as is the drug excuses of youthful stupidity. so is contempt.

(11) Rochel, March 25, 2009 6:45 AM

Lying at 2 or 25 is still Lying!

When my little kids say something that is clearly not true, they are told that's not "Emes" and its not tolerated. A 25 yr old knows the difference between a lie and the truth and that's got nothing to do with being young. Stupid is another story - I'm not sure who that title belongs to -him or the people that believe him!

(10) Dave, March 25, 2009 1:55 AM

We should not be surprised

No one should be surprised by the behavior of this baseball player. As SusanE aptly said, professional sports do not provide good role models, especially for children. Most professional athletes are hyperagressive, immature personalities who will do anything they can to win a game played by 7-year-olds. To treat them as heroes is beyond irresponsible. To do so tells our children that such behavior is all right, as long as the "right people" do it. And then we wonder why we have a drug problem. Why do we permit this sort of behavior? Is it because these people are attractive and entertaining? In part, perhaps. But, the lesser known and less attractive athletes take drugs also. They get away with it because it's expected of them. The bar has been set very low for these people, and it's time we as a society raised it. We owe it to our children to hold all responsible for their actions and show that is, in fact, an admirable thing to grow up and set a good example. Until we do, we are no better than our heroes.

(9) Berry, March 24, 2009 2:41 PM

I love the line about the blender!

Lori, you cracked me up with that one. Great video -- you're right on the money!

(8) Anonymous, March 24, 2009 11:56 AM

not stupid enough....

I'm sure he was not so stupid when it came to negotiating him multimillion dollar contracts.....

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