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Exposing our dirty double standards

Originally Published: September 7, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

There are certain stories in sports you wish weren't true, weren't real, weren't happening.

There are certain stories in sports that pull you in, magnetize your eyeballs, grab your heart and then won't let go.

Little did we know that Rick Ankiel's powerful story would fit both of those definitions.

The defenses, the rationalizations, the leave-this-guy-alone pleas on behalf of Ankiel came rolling in Friday as Americans tried their best to wish away the nasty HGH bomb ...

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