Friday, January 18, 2008
I know this is a few days late, but a few days ago it was revealed that an increasingly large number of baseball players are using the ADHD drug Ritalin. The reason for this is that Ritalin can be obtained through a prescription, and act as a substitute for the banned substance amphetamines. The number of players who are prescribed Ritalin increased from 28 in 2006 to 103 in '07. I'm sorry, but I really don't see how Ritalin makes you better at baseball. Sure, maybe it gives you some extra energy before games, but don't coffee (legal) and energy drinks (legal) do the same thing? I am beginning to think that baseball players have become nothing more than junkies and Ritalin is just their latest fix.