It concerns me that so many of our athletes are dying so young. Now I don't know if someone like Kirby Puckett was in anyway involved with performance enhancing drugs, but I have a sneaky feeling that far too many of our athletes are dying in their 40's and 50's due to overworking their bodies. Interestingly, many of these athletes who are passing away earlier than the average American life expectancy rate played in the 80's and 90's when steroids and designer drugs were really becoming a big issue. I don't know about you, but to me there seems to be a correlation between bulked up athletes and short lives. Perhaps this could be a reflection of taxing the heart too much just from working out the body too much whether or not there was steroids involved. It is just hard for me to separate the fact that a good portion of our athletes who are dying young are very very muscular and so many of them are dying from strokes or heart related ailments. Could this finally give us a sign as to the real dangers of Steroids? We don't want to see people die but if a link is clearly established that steroids increase the likelihood of dying from strokes and heart attacks, maybe we'll be able to shift the focus of athletes from not taking steroids because you might get caught, to not taking steroids because you could die too young.