Monday, July 26, 2010

Dawson battles baseball's drug problem

Big Bravo to Andre Dawson, the latest player inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame, for stepping up to the plate once more this weekend to fight against the performance-enhancing drug problem that has eroded the sport's credibility.

I greatly admire Dawson for using his acceptance speech as a platform to battle the ongoing pall cast over the game by drug cheats. Not many people would have had the guts to even bring up the PED problem let alone attack players for using the drugs on a day specifically designed to celebrate baseball.

I'm sure Bud Selig was not too happy about it, but it was the right thing to do and the Hawk is the perfect guy to do it. There are some haters who insist that Dawson does not deserve to be in the Hall, which is why it took him nearly a decade to secure election. But the Hawk is a fighter and a leader and proved he has one good fight left in him.
Thanks to Amineshaker and Sacoo via en.Wikipedia for the photo.

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