Recently, Mark McGwire was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals to be their hitting coach...HUGE mistake! Well, that's my opinion anyways.
You know how people say you should look up to idols? Well, in this case, don't! You have no clue what their personal lives are like and what they do on the field. If you're going to be someone's idol, be your own idol and do the right thing.
In sports, steroids are a huge problem. Now I know what you're going to say- they don't know what they are taking...I say that's pathetic and a flat out lie. Is anyone supposed to believe that? Really? I don't.
I once said in an earlier post that I played baseball for 8 years and did it the right way. The right way is to train hard, workout on a daily basis and have a love for the game...and NOT USE STEROIDS! When I played, I'm sure there were kids who experimented with steroids, I don't know for sure but it wouldn't surprise me. Kids start taking the "Juice" as early as junior high, and it is very sad.
If you don't believe me, just take a look at McGwires' numbers throughout his career. In 1997, he hit 24 home runs, the following 2 years 70 and 65! HOW in the world can an average human hit 70 HOME RUNS IN A SINGLE YEAR? I know what you are thinking... that an average human did more than once, BUT, for someone to tell me these players hit those home runs clean...well that's nuts! You don't jump from 24 homers to 70 in a year WITHOUT PED's (Performance Enhancing Drugs). Just look at the picture, no one is that powerful.
If someone wants to succeed and have a great career DO IT RIGHT! Tell me, is it really that hard to say no to steroids? People should just go to the gym and work out for an hour or so without the "juice" and succeed. Heck many sports players have been clean throughout their careers.
If you suspect someone of using steroids, confront them and have them tell you the truth. If they don't, tell them to get some professional help.
Steroids DESTROY the body, they DON'T help it!
Should the media take note of this and make the world aware of the dangers that steroids cause...ABSOLUTELY!
To wrap this up, here is a clip from McGwires' testimony to the Supreme Court and a TV promo on the dangers of steroids. If you are a parent, talk to your kids about it and warn them of the dangers of using these drugs.