Monday, February 9, 2009

A-Rod? On Steroids?

Imagine that.

We all knew it was coming. At this point, I'm just going to resolve myself to the fact that ALL of these baseball players were doing it to some extent. That's right, every single one, all hopped up on the steroids. So now a whole generation of players admits to being under the enhancement more or less, and what are the purists to do? You can't just put an asterisk on 10 or even 20 years of baseball, can ya?

Well, that's an argument for the purists. I'm not one. But I do have a problem with how they obtained this information about A-Rod's positive test. Why do we know about this? Wasn't it a confidential sampling? "The tabloids pounced on unanswered questions in the interview Rodriguez gave ESPN on Monday after Sports Illustrated revealed he was one of 104 players who tested positive in a confidential doping survey in 2003." They asked them to do it for a non-public sample, and what happens? 5 years later, they're publishing the fact that A-Rod's sample tested positive.

What's the point of having a "confidential" test, if the results become public?

Well?

Regardless of the fact A-Slob did the steroid dance along with the rest of the ballplayers, we should not know the results of a confidential test. EVER.

That's all I have for this one. A-Fraud, you're off the hook in my mind, because I've already considered the whole lot of you guilty a long time ago, and I've already come to terms with it. For all of you who are shocked and amazed that he's guilty, well, you should've figured it out about 3 years ago.


6 comments:

Hept-Rossi said...

I know some guys who weren't on steriods...the entire roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maybe that helps explain why we haven't had a winning season since grunge was in style.

Symo said...

Nicely played sir! I know there are innocents out there, but it's just so sad, ya know?

Zerosum said...

oh come on its the nature of sports since the russians came out with Woman-mountains that could deadlift an 18 wheeler....

all sport has become so competitive that its almost forced on them. Riders in the major cycling circuits have been battling it for years team doctors push additives and being n contact with people whom have raced majors they are told if they dont they will never make the next race....

I say clean it up, hard-line the rules from X date and dont look back. Oh and for the asterisk records ya cant changed what happened only move forward...

Is Redbull legal?

Symo said...

Hockey players are notorious for not doping and/or steroid use... that doesn't mean they're all clean, but at least most of them have a standard to go by.

Anonymous said...

Personally I don't care. Ummm, does anybody think that the NFL isn't full of juicers? What annoys me is that Congress wants to fly A-Rod there, have a bunch of hearings, on something this stupid, when our economy is in the toilet. STOP WASTING MY MONEY ON SOMETHING SO LAME.

Viagra might enhance a porn star's performance, go after them next!!!

Symo said...

Yeah, congress shouldn't be spending money on pork either, but what do we know?