“This is my story, and I hope that at least I have better informed you of the athlete’s side of this controversial issue. It does not justify our actions, but as men behind the uniforms, we feel the same things as everyone else. ... I hope my story starts conversation and encourages others to talk about their past decisions.”
— Jim Parque in a letter to the Chicago Sun-Times
Steroids have quickly developed into one of the ugliest words in American culture these days.
They have fast become synonymous with cheating, low-character and villainy.
And just last week, Crescenta Valley High graduate Jim Parque, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, decided to unequivocally confirm his place in the public eye as a steroid-shooting scoundrel, a juiced-up fraud that’s a disgusting example for kids.