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Tom House on steroids use

I've generally ignored the steroids stories, but today's news that former Rangers pitching coach Tom House admitted he used steroids as a player I think is noteworthy...

That's primarily because House was a player back in the supposedly "pure" days of yesteryear, in the 1960s and 1970s, before steroids supposedly tainted baseball.

House admits that he and his teammates took amphetamines, HGH, steroids, and whatever else to try to get an edge in competing.

Folks have tried to suggest that performance-enhancing drugs are a new phenomenon, something that has just appeared on the horizon as of late, but in reality, players have been trying to get any edge since the game was invented...and as anyone who read "Ball Four" knows, chemical edges have been sought for decades.