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Steroids aren't magic instant-muscle drugs.
I gotta think it would make a difference, right? All other baseball skills being equal? Picking up spin on a pitched ball seems like it would be incredibly helpful (assuming you had the skills to react to the spin on that ball successfully, of course).
On LASIK: In what way does this improve quality of life?
Lastly, she made a point to tell me it made her happier because she - like any normal human - didn't want to #### while wearing her glasses, and finally everything wasn't a dull blur while she was having sex.
Are you being intellectually dishonest, lying or just ignorant?
Anti-aging clinics dole this stuff out by the bucketful. Bosch's other clients were 40-year-old office workers who wanted to feel and look like they were 25-30. They were injecting themselves with steroids, IGF-1 and all the rest. There's not a gym in the world that doesn't have a couple of guys walking around that make Bonds look like Pee Wee Herman. The amount of plastic surgery going on for no good reason is criminal.
As noted by another poster, TJS has virtually no non-athletic applications. Rather than being morally troubling, that should be comforting to us -- at least we aren't asking these guys to risk long-term impairment for our enjoyment. (Not so sure about torn labrums.)
I always bring up that near the end of his career, Clemens was using Vioxx to kill the pain so he could take the mound every 5th day.
So it's a completely arbitrary and illogical line in the sand that some try to draw.
I have said this before, I will say it again: There. Is. No. Line.
Somehow wanting to look 10 years younger is not an approved use for either.
I haven't had LASIK surgery (yet), but I've been wearing glasses or contacts since I was about 6 years old, and there are lots of reasons why I think being glasses/contacts-free would improve my quality of life. Many of them have already been mentioned (seeing in the rain, being able to see clearly in bed), but following Karl from NY, I would add:
- Swimming. You can't really swim with glasses on (unless you have prescription swimming goggles), so you can't see anything in the ocean/pool. If you wear contacts, you have to wear goggles on top of them or risk losing them.
- Camping. I don't really like camping, but one of the big reasons for that is I don't like being away from first-world plumbing and bathrooms because I can't take off, clean, and store my contacts sanitarily. You can carry solution and a case, but it's really nice to have a mirror and a sink and running water.
- Falling asleep in unintended places/at unintended times. I've slept in my contacts a few times, due to being inebriated or just really, really tired. It's terrible to wake up after 6+ hours of sleeping with contacts on.
- Spur-of-the-moment things. If you're a contact-wearer, you can't just decide to stay somewhere other than your home on a whim, unless you always carry solution and a case with you. So if you want to go home from a bar with someone, or take a trip to Vegas after work, or spend the night where you are (not your home) after a sudden blizzard or flood, you have to plan ahead.
Testing can reveal what someone took, but not where they took it.
Doctors generally are just not going to perform dodgy surgeries where the risk/reward structure is off.
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