Ryan Armstrong…uh Lance Braun…the Kings of Hubris

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Does it really matter? These two clowns are cut from the same cloth.

Dopers. Cheaters. Liars.

The Kings of Hubris.

There have been several MLB players that have admitted to doping and taken their medicine. Remember their names? Me neither. Know why? They did the right thing when confronted, cleaned up their act and moved on.

Which brings us back to the Kings…

When confronted with the evidence…they fought like caged raccoons to clear their “good” name and attack anyone with the gall to call their character into question.

Doping is cheating. End of story. It’s not right in professional cycling and it’s not right in Major League Baseball.

These athletes, whether they like it or not, are role models.  Some clearly better than others;  but simply by the nature of their profession, they influence millions of young men and women. I have teenagers who have more integrity in their pinkie fingers than these two charlatans.  The wouldn’t THINK of doping…or cheating in their careers…their passions.

Both these guys said they made “mistakes”. A mistake is when you choose letter “C” on the multiple choice exam instead of letter “B”. They didn’t make mistakes. They made calculated decisions with malice aforethought to cheat…to gain an unfair advantage over their fellow competitors.

I’m heartened to hear the outrage from many MLB players towards Braun, but until their collective bargaining unit agrees to LIFETIME bans for doping, this will go on.  That these millionaires have no real incentive to stop cheating is an outrage and an indictment of the organizations they represent.

It’s time to stop playing little league…you dope, you lose the privilege of competing…forever. End. Of. Story.

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About Conversations With The Moon

Divorced father of two amazing young adults. College student, plodding away at a liberal arts degree. Formerly a Fire Captain and Paramedic. Dabbler in fashion. Liberal. Believer in Karma. View all posts by Conversations With The Moon

3 responses to “Ryan Armstrong…uh Lance Braun…the Kings of Hubris

  • kingmidget

    This is one of those issues on which I have evolved. I’ve always been opposed to doping in sports, but it’s taken me awhile to come to the same conclusion as you. Lifetime ban for the first positive test. If Pete Rose doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame (which I believe) than these guys don’t belong in the game.

    • Conversations With The Moon

      I had Pete Rose in mind when I wrote this. They can’t ban him and then let these guys, who so blatantly lied about their behavior, sully the game. Word on the street is A-Rod is about to get a lifetime ban, but IMHO, it would have more meaning if he was not at the twilight of his career.

      • kingmidget

        Agreed. As a lifelong Giants fan, I struggle with the Bonds legacy. Yes, I can excuse it as … everybody was doing it then, why single him out … but that’s too easy. He along with all of the rest should suffer the consequences for their stupidity and arrogance.

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