August 23, 2002
Professor of Philosophy Bob Simon was interviewed for an Oakland Tribune
article Aug. 9, 2002 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 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." "We trade on that underlying morality, and the steroid issue undermines that. Maybe baseball properly should be held to a higher standard." More ...