Tuesday, February 10, 2009

At the sports desk: more bad news...

...for major league baseball:

"All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to Congress about steroids. Tejada is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday where he is expected to plead guilty. The charges against Tejada, who currently plays for the Houston Astros, were outlined in documents filed in Washington federal court on Tuesday."

Now the interesting thing, going forward, is what this will do to baseball this year, specifically to its attendance. Attendance has held steady for MLB in recent years, or even increased. Everyone always says what trouble this kind of thing is for the game, and yet it hasn't in the recent past seemed to affect its most basic underpinnings--attendance, TV. But will all this steroid news, combined with the poor economy, truly affect the game? Stay tuned.