An interesting and timely article appears on the front page of The New York Times website.
Titled, "Sports Medicine Pioneer Subject of Doping Inquiry," it tells of a "Canadian doctor who is under investigation by the F.B.I. because he is suspected of providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs."
Please check it out at the following link. You might notice some familiar names.
It wasn't all that long ago that so many of us were either blinded by or failed to see what was going on in Major League Baseball. Take a look back at some of baseball's stars prior to the early 1990's. Look at their bodies. Now compare them with many of today's baseball players.
Notice how tightly worn were the baseball uniforms prior to this same time period. Now, check out the "fashion" of today's baseball uniforms. Much more "baggy," wouldn't you say?
Now why do you suppose the change?
But steroids in baseball has become passe as a subject to be discussed, you say.
What about some of the other sports?
Do yourself another favor.
Take a peek at some of the N.B.A.'s more "prominent" stars when they broke into the league. Compare some of these players with the way they look today. "Advances in training and nutrition," you say?
And it's not just in the N.B.A. that these same "advances" are being noticed by me. Other athletes in other sports too appear to have been "educated" as well.
Awhile back, I did a "before and after" photo comparison of some of today's biggest star professional athletes. I don't have to name them. Use your imagination. I thought out loud, "Boy, how quickly they've 'grown up.'"
But I'm reaching you say?
Finally, take a look at some of the players in major college basketball. Maybe it's me, but there seems to be some serious workout regimens in place there too.