Blogwatch: Aug. 15, 2005

There was a doubleheader of sorts last week as bloggers ripped into the Baltimore Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro, first for testing positive for steroids five months after testifying before Congress that he had "never used steroids--period" and then for claiming that he had unknowingly ingested the 'roids.

WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST called his punishment a "10-day slap on the wrist," while others sarcastically stuck up for Viagra's ex-pitchman. Noting that steroid users risk becoming impotent in order to pump up the game, SOMETHING'S GONE WRONG AGAIN! urged "Hall of Fame voters [to] remember this act of selflessness when the time comes."

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