Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a Kansas City Royals fan through and through; but, the latest news from MLB saddens me. Miguel Tejada, currently on the disabled list with the Kansas City Royals, has been suspended for 105 games due to the use of amphetamines This report came out today at Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-17/royals-tejada-suspended-105-gam....
The article states that Tejada has a medical condition that requires him to take amphetamines; but, it does not say what the condition is. I personally know that amphetamines are used for a variety of conditions, such as ADD, ADHD, and a variety of sleep disorders. But, I also know that they are considered "enhancers." It seems that, if the condition was known, the medical records should have reflected the use of the drug and the Kansas City Royals should have been aware of this. If so, proper steps should have been taken at the time. Now, we have a player on the disabled list, who has to serve a 105-game suspension prior to playing again.
Performance-enhancement drugs should have no place in professional sports. Ability should be based on one's own natural strengths. It is possible to be strong and at the top of your game without the use of illegal drugs--or even legal ones used for the wrong reasons.
God gives us the ability to do all things. He provides us with strength and whatever capabilities that we need to succeed in life. Proverbs says, "Correct your children while there is still hope; do not let them destroy themselves," (Bible Verses for Busy Women, 2002, Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation). Let us hope that the suspensions and news reports will help bring an end to the illegal drug use in professional sports. If it does not stop, the fans will continue to fall away from the sports scene and the fun of going out the ballpark will be gone by the wayside. Let us pray for healing throughout the sports world and a better future for our children involved in sports.