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Posted by Charles P. Pierce  May 13, 2011 11:46 PM

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OK, so why is Major League Baseball "looking into" this?

(That was what the kidz call a "rhetorical question." MLB is "looking into" this because the words "human-growth hormone" appear in the story and, if MLB doesn't produce the correct bureaucratic dumbshow, the drug-warriors will come out from under their rocks and start yelling boogedy-boogedy again.)


Are we seriously going to argue that the use of HGH as part of a medical procedure is something about which we should be concerned? Is there going to be a move now to ban stem-cell therapies from professional athletics if those therapies include the use of HGH? (If you hold to the orthodox position that artificial enhancement is always and every case morally wrong, that is what you have to argue, and don't you feel dumb now?) If there had been an operation in, say, 1965 that would have given us five more years of vintage Sandy Koufax, would people say that would have been a bad thing?
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