Re: Baseball Juice Boys
posted at 8/12/2013 9:02 AM EDT
Space here is limited in exploring the thoughts on PEDs in MLB as compared to the NHL. My bullet logic then:
PEDs are difficult to test. MLB has a real issue whereas more players are doing PEDS and are not “caught”.
The NHL is seemingly not connected to the PED scandal. The answer as to why ranges from proper testing, compliance to NHL rules on drugs, and yes availability.
The Canadian population is less and spread out over a larger land mass. Halifax for instance is large city with all the influences of urban culture. Yet, nearby (?) Wolfville (Acadia University) and Charlottetown even St. John’s in NB are not large urban areas. Saskatoon is not a large urban area. BTW my daughter should was accepted in Acadia U, I wish she did go to the school. Nice area.
Why set up a Biogenesis lab in any those towns given the population.
Why set up a Biogenesis lab in an area that does not produce the $ MLB now receive. American national sports like MLB and the NFL the need of PEDs to perform. Add closeness of urban populations and teams, the result is more usage and availability.
Canada has a homogeneous population for the most part. It’s culture’s mores; traditions and customs are more stabilized by the social institutions…”canned wheat”. As opposed to American culture, Canada has maintained certain innocence. Hockey is a benefactor as its players have been brought up in a different environment than MLB players. By the way, Meth and Heroin are prevalent rural areas is understood and not lost on innocence by this poster.
It is economics not naivety for why more PEDs in MLB as opposed to the NHL given those thoughts.
Seguin and Kane are just a long line of Canadian stars (Roenick and Guerin too) that partied too much.
The day PEDs raises it’s ugly head in the NHL will be the day the $ of player’s contracts speed out of control. It will happen if the NHL and hockey appeal grows in the US.
Preseason starts roughly in a month. Thank goodness
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