Steroids mess far from earth shattering

While the issue of steroids is a problem for baseball, it isn't a mess of epic proportions.

Originally Published: November 24, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Steroids, etc.: I'm sorry, but I'm having a tough time getting as worked up over this issue as I think I'm supposed to be.

It's not that I approve. I don't. It's not that I think players shouldn't be punished for violating the rules that are now in place. I think they should. But before we suggest that steroids and their evil cousins have cast a shadow that darkens the entire game, let's step back and get a bit of perspective on this whole mess.

There are two areas of concern, I think ...

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