The cheaters make it so hard for fans to stay interested in Major League Baseball

Ryan Braun (pictured) and Alex Rodriguez are the latest to be embroiled in the ongoing PED scandal...

Ryan Braun (pictured) and Alex Rodriguez are the latest to be embroiled in the ongoing PED scandal in Major League Baseball. (Getty Images/AFP)

TED WYMAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:04 PM ET

I'll admit I have always had a bit of a strange love affair with Major League Baseball.

In April, when the memory of winter is still fresh and a game synonymous with spring is at its most romantic point, I'm a truly ardent fan.

At that time of year, every team is in contention, even the consistently over-hyped Blue Jays. It's the best time to go to a game at an outdoor park, as there's just something about the smell of the fresh cut grass, and the sounds of the game combined with the early season hopes of the faithful that makes it all seem almost magical.

I feel almost the same way about October baseball. How can you not enjoy the playoffs, where every pitch means something, where every player has to be razor sharp in the field or risk making highlight reels for years to come, where heroes and goats are made on a nightly basis.

Then there's all the stuff in between. The months of May through August.


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