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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.

In case you missed the memo, John McCain is a BIG GOVERNMENT Republican who is trying to expand government power into professional sports. I strongly suspect Barry Goldwater is spinning at a few extra RPMs these days.

Look, I don't like the idea of professional baseball players taking steroids (personally, I could care less about the other sports), but if the problem becomes endemic, then I will quit going to games. The math is simple: When enough fans quit supporting sports, then things will change; if fans remain loyal to their teams, then there is not a serious problem. Hell, this isn't worldwide starvation or rampant poverty, it's sports. I know a lot of people tend to think that sports is important like, say, health care, but a lot of people are idiots. That's no reason to pull out the regulating stick.

So, what's next, John? Federal government standards on pine tar? If you are itching so badly to regulate sports, couldn't you have at least proposed a constitutional amendment banning Astroturf and the designated hitter?
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