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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.

This post originally appeared here under the name Cynic.

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Yoni Appelbaum is a social and cultural historian of the United States. He is a doctoral candidate at Brandeis University, and a lecturer in history at Babson College. He previously contributed to TheAtlantic.com under the name Cynic.

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