Major League Baseball executives say they have difficulty faulting players for trying to gain an edge by using illegal drugs that enhance their performance. Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro said, “The mentality to do whatever possible exists throughout society, in any free market system, the greater reward, the higher propensity for violation.” One manager speaking anonymously admitted it would surprise him if he learned seven or eight of his players were using the performance enhancing drugs.
The excuse, “everybody is doing it,” just doesn’t fly. It didn’t work with my mom; it shouldn’t work with MLB. Integrity demands we make the right choice, even if we could get away with dishonesty. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
USA Today, August 17, 2012 p. 1C
1 Thessalonians 4:6 (HCSB) “This means one must not transgress against and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you.”