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Needed: 'Good guys' to fight steroids

Originally Published: August 28, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

As narratives go, baseball's steroids era always has desperately needed a cavalry, good guys to ride to the rescue and, at the least, ease the cynicism that the lure of the dollar has turned everyone's hands dirty.

The players, outsized on the field, have been at their least heroic during more than a decade of deceit. Their obstructionist union, the MLB Players Association, has been at its worst on the issue. Even as it failed to anticipate the true cost of performance-enhancing drugs ...

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