Tim Rutten tut-tuts over the baseball steroid “scandal” and sportswriters who’ve ignored it. The dugout is a crack den, and little boys will be disappointed in their heroes. He writes:
ALCOHOL and drugs always have been a part of professional sports, but the latter usually were confined to painkillers, occasional amphetamines and quack hangover cures.
Maybe back in the good old days, Gramps, when the White Sox threw the series.
Rutten’s nostalgia-fueled outrage is almost touching, but ultimately, just one more example of his need to retire.