A few years ago, a company named Balco was at the center of the scandal over banned substances in baseball. They provided steroids and human-growth hormones in creams and other supplements to many a suddenly over-achieving ballplayer. There had to be a reason why not only Barry Bonds’ home run total, but his head had nearly doubled in size. While the scandal raged, I noticed that the Westminster Kennel Show was coming to Madison Square Garden, and I couldn’t help wondering what show dogs would look like if they were fed a little Tetrahydrogestrinone with their holistic kibble. The result was this article. It ran, appropriately, in the New York Times sports section.
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