Saturday, February 7, 2009

A-Rod allegedly tested positive for steroids: Who cares?

Who cares? That's my two word take on this Alex Rodriguez nonsense. No one is shocked (except maybe Michael Kay and John Sterling) and I think we all realize that it is not possible to declare any player of the "steroid era" 100% PED free. Not Albert Pujols. Not Greg Maddux or Tom Glavine. Heck, not even Mike Piazza. It sucks that players broke the law, and I'm not happy about it. However, there is nothing less interesting than a discussion about steroids, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, BALCO, etc. Yet the media coverage of this garbage is, and will continue to be, neverending.

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association screwed up. They turned a blind eye to steroids in return for revenue created by the 1998 home run race and increase in offense that drew fans to the stadiums. That stinks. Since then, MLB has created stiff penalties for players caught using (see J.C. Romero), and generally tried hard to remove PED's from the game. So please, let's move on. Let's not waste our time talking about spineless unnamed sources divulging information about a supposed-to-be anonymous steroid test from 2003. Especially when pitchers and catchers report in a few days.


AndrewDeJo said...

I love how a few days ago A-rod was a huge asshole who everyone hated and now everyone is so disappointed because he was supposed to restore honor to the HR title. What it all comes down to is people hate on A-rod because he is a fucking great player.

As much as all this nonsense should end tomorrow it won't. Guaranteed it will last all season, especially when A-rod hits a small slump.....and then when he pulls out of the slump "He pulled out of a slump, is he back on the juice????"

coffee said...

it seems to be all about competition, winning at all costs, so it's hard to blame players that shoot up;

is their job to be sports stars or is it to "play the game?"