Here's the reason why: I write for Baseball Prospectus and my primary commitment is to them. After writing the piece originally published here, I decided to write a bigger piece for my BP audience. Since the material is very similar in places, so as not to be a conflict between my site and BP, where we ask people to pay, I have removed it. I hope everyone can understand my decision.
For what it's worth, the piece for BP is much longer, much better, and I feel, makes a stronger stand. Some of you that know me personally know how close to me the issue of drug abuse is to me; I think it's important that I take this to a bigger audience and stand for what I believe. Thanks to everyone for giving me this outlet for trying things out, speaking my mind on everything, and sharing your opinions with the group.