August 29, 2014
Today is opening day for Major League Baseball.
What for some is considered a national holiday...for others has been tainted by the steroid scandal.
One announcer said last night, after a home run was hit, he's on pace to hit 162 home runs for the season.
Quote "He may need to be checked for steroids."
The broadcaster was making a joke...but it showed the dark humor that's overshadowing the game.
This weekend, baseball's "new" steroid policy claimed it's first victim.
Devil Rays outfielder, Alex Sanchez, was suspended for ten days for violating the rule.
One history professor, at the University of Nevada, says baseball has turned into the steroid generation...in part because he says the game hasn't handled the problem correctly.