But What Will We Tell the Kids?

Yesterday, another dark secret of professional athletics came tumbling into view. Curt Schilling outed some 45 Major League ballplayers who have formed a World of Warcraft Guild. Their agents have allegedly conspired to conceal the scandal "for image reasons." Which makes sense. It's tough to see how the squeaky-clean image of contemporary athletes can possibly recover from this latest revelation.

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Appelbaum is a social and cultural historian of the United States. Before joining The Atlantic, he was a lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University. He previously taught at Babson College and at Brandeis University, where received his Ph.D. in American history.

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