National treasure Bill James takes to the pixels of Slate with an article about Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Babe Ruth. The basic premise breaks down like this:
1) The most famous Yankee would have taken steroids if given the opportunity because he corked his bat, ate lots of hot dogs, and drank prodigiously.
2) Americans inherently disobey rules, and this is one of the things that makes this country great.
3) Lay off of Bonds, Clemens, and the rest of the steroid generation, and let them be “arrogant and charming and irresponsible.” Instead, chase the people causing real damage to society, the banks.

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