Zirin: “Decriminalize the Game: A Solution to Baseball’s Drug Wars.”


If I’m not mistaken, The Economist also has taken the position in the past.

Decriminalize the Game: A Solution to Baseball’s Drug Wars, Dave Zirin (The Nation)

… Forget your personal feelings about whether you like or dislike A-Rod or whether you think these players are worse than Pol Pot for “cheating the game.” Forget if you’re convinced there is no greater evil than a pill that helps an adult professional athlete heal from injuries or work out with greater efficiency. Forget it all and consider the disturbing audacity of what Major League Baseball just accomplished: a powerful private corporation has used its political connections with the Justice Department as well as the power of its own purse to squeeze a weaker business to disclose confidential medical records. America!