January 1, 1999
Professor of Philosophy Bob Simon was interviewed for an Oakland Tribune
article (8/9/02) about ethics and morality in sports, particularly baseball. Simon is the author of Fair Play
(Westview Press), a book about sports and social values. In the Oakland Tribune article, Simon noted "Baseball, historically in America, has represented kind of an ideal. Baseball meant coming through in the clutch, showing courage, making smart plays," Simon said. "We trade on that underlying morality, and the steroid issue undermines that. Maybe basebeball properly should be held to a higher standard." More ...