Monday, February 09, 2009

Baseball Jesus Was Juiced?

Alex Rodriguez allegedly did steroids. Whoa. If you rank sports stories based on shock value, this one is up there with Magic Johnson contracting HIV and OJ Simpson peacefully cutting ties with his ex-wife. This is a pretty big deal. There are very few people out there that are A-Rod fans and all of the rest are having a solid laugh about this. It's understandable. I mean, when it's finally revealed that David Ortiz ingested copious amounts of horse steroids, I'll be the first one in line to spit in his face. It's the nature of the beast.

And before we go any further, save your breath. This doesn't bother me. Even as an A-Rod fan, I'm not too concerned with the fallout. First of all, this happened when he was with the Rangers so don't try and make this an anti-Yankees argument. Secondly, he will never admit to this report. Third, it's always a zoo around the Yankees anyway and while this will obviously result in more questions by the media, everyone in the organization has already been through this before with Giambi and Pettitte and knows how to deal with this.

So beyond those things, I do have some serious issues with this development and neither have to do with Alex Rodriguez. Allow me...

MLB is fucking retarded.
--So in 2003, baseball tested every player, under condition of anonymity, to see if a drug policy was needed. 104 players failed that test. They were not going to be singled out because of it, it was just used as a research project. Once the results were known to those that needed to know them, that report was supposed to be destroyed. Obviously, that was not the case. What the fuck? The players were asked to assist on this under the condition of confidentiality and now what. 6 years later, here comes that report again singling out one of the biggest names in baseball. None of the other 103 get snowballed, just one. I'm not saying that A-Rod is some innocent martyr out there being sacrificed for the past sins of Bud Selig's idiocy either. But if you are leaking one, you better damn sure be following that name up with the other 103. The fact is, legally speaking, I believe that this qualifies under something like doctor/patient confidentiality. Everything about this breaking story just screams of how inept the front offices of MLB truly is. They are fucking clueless. They can't even get something as simple as "sealed documents" right.

MLB is fucking retarded, Part 2.
Bud Selig's "big" plan was to clean up the sport. Well done, sir. Oh, you may have taken the 'roids out of baseball, but at what cost? The two best players of the past 20 years have now been deemed cheaters eventhough these substances were not banned at the time. And it's going to haunt them for the rest of their lives. Instead of purifying the game, Bud Selig has turned it into a bad fucking joke. I can't take it seriously anymore. Selig wants to sit up on his high horse and claim that he's doing everything that he can to de-juice baseball but it's all bullshit. He didn't care about this when steroids brought fans back after the strike that he helped cause. Fuck him. Think about it, this is a VERY BAD thing for baseball. If you are a fan of the game, this past weekend just gave all the haters out there more ammo to tell you that your sport sucks. And the problem is, it does.

I'm serious. Steroids never were the biggest problem with baseball. It has ALWAYS been Bud Selig who has been the root of all of the sport's issues. Because of him, you can't trust anyone in the game anymore. Every time someone hits 40 home runs, that dark cloud will always loom solely because Bud Selig is a mental defective. If you are looking for someone who was worse at their job than our former president, look no further than the commissioner of baseball.

I think it was HHH that used to say, "don't hate the player, hate the game". And he was exactly right. It doesn't fucking matter to me anyway. Whatever you want to refer to him as, either A-Rod or A-Roid, the Yankees are still going to win the World Series this year as the ultimate "FUCK YOU" to the horse's ass commissioner. Bud Selig needs to be shot.


Jeff said...

At least your boy curt schilling agrees with you, "I'd be all for the 104 positives being named, and the game moving on if that is at all possible."

It's funny how you quoted HHH because baseball is headed right down that path towards a circus full of juiced up stars just like pro wrestling with no credibility for the winning teams and the star players.

Mr. Ace said...

A-Rod did steroids, HOW SHOCKING?! If you didn't already know this then you are an idiot. Look at the fucking guy.

MLB should be getting sued out of their ass. The test wasn't anonymous, obviously retard, but it was supposed to be confidential so the union should have a field day with this one.

So what steroids weren't cheating in baseball back then, IT IS FUCKING ILLEGAL! You can paint this with whatever pin striped brush you want, but this kills your team. Not a chance they win the title. ARod was a head case before this. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he went all "Last Boyscout" and hit a HR and ran around the bases capping everybody on the field and then offing himself at home plate.

Dustin said...

Yankees aren't making the playoffs this year. I can't wait to see arod get booed hardcore on the road and at home. He can't handle that because he's fragile. Here comes a .260 season with 40 errors!

GMoney said...

Millionaire celebrities don't go to jail for steroids. They don't even go to prison for coke.

If I share the same opinion as Curt Schilling, then I reserve the right to change my opinion.

The Yankees will be fine. You two worry about your own under-.500 teams.

Anonymous said...

The government supenade( how ever you spell suepena) these test, so there is nothing the union can do. The only thing that they might be able to do, is find out where the leak in the government is and fire them. Once it got in the governments hand, baseball and the union have no arguement about what happens with the evidence.


Tony B. said...

Bud Selig gets paid $18 million a year bring ties to all-star games, correct that by giving home field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the all-star game, run former players through the mud, and generally come off like a horse's ass. I had heard G.W. Bush could possibly be the next commish of baseball, and you know what? That would be a big upgrade- that's how terrible Selig is.

Tony B. said...

@ Glick - the union/baseball chose not to destroy the evidence. They could've destroyed the tests once they got the overall data.

Dustin said...

Yeah right g$- the tigers will be right in the hunt for the Al central crown. We don't have to battle the red sox and rays... who's gonna stop is!? The Indians with Kerry wood!? Didn't think so!

GMoney said...

Dut, once your broke-ass fanbase stops coming to games because they have no disposable income anymore, expect a fire sale. I don't care if you are in the thick of things, the economy is going to prevent the Tigers from keeping that bloated and unproductive payroll in tact.

Anonymous said...


I never said MLB and its union where smart. I was just saying since they still had that info, the Gov, wanted it and got it. And the info leaked, like all info leakes when it gets in the gov hands. They should have destroyed it.


Allan Stokke said...

Supenade? Good lord. Where is Keith Jackson for the promo?

As much as people always said ARod was clean, I guess it shouldn't be that surprising, he blew up like a balloon when compared to his rookie year with the M's (granted he was 19).

Your argument is like a murderer getting off because the cops didn't read him his rights. Yeah they fucked up, but these guys were guilty of one of the biggest crimes in sports. I'm not going to pick up the torch for them no matter how wrong the MLB was.

GMoney said...

I'm not trying to defend him, Allan. I'm just saying that MLB has handled everything wrong ever since Selig took over and they are ruining the game, not the players.

Anonymous said...

A-Rod will never admit to the report? Think again.

NEW YORK (AP)—Alex Rodriguez has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

The New York Yankees star responded to Sports Illustrated’s report that he tested positive for steroids in 2003 by recording an interview Monday with ESPN.

“I did take a banned substance. For that I’m very sorry and deeply regretful,” he said.


Upstate Underdog said...

from 1998 to 2002 A-Rod averaged 46 HR's/per season. Was he taking them during that period? If not, why the hell would he start taking them in 2003. he hit 57 HR's in 2002.

Also, I hope you Yankee haters enjoyed last year because NY will be back in the play-offs this year.

GMoney said...

Drew, I was just going to comment about that. Good for him. History has shown that it's better to go the Pettitte/Giambi route than it is the Clemens/Bonds direction.

Now we can all move on.

Dustin said...

G$- nobody has done to Indians games for years and they still compete somewhat. The pistons attendance is still among the best in the league. Plus people are still buying little Caesars so well be all right. As you could see from last year, you don't always need money to be successful. Not that that's news to you!

Anonymous said...

So, Gmoney if Ohio State is a rogue program full of misfits then the Yankees are just a team full of roided up musclemen.

The list is getting quite long. What free agent that the Yankees have signed that did not take steroids? Let me give you a quick list. (Since you were so good at giving lists of past transgressions.)

ARod, Clemens, Pettitte, Giambi, Pudge, Canseco, and that is just roids. We could also look at recreational drugs, Doc Gooden, Strawberry, and Steve Howe.

This goes more towards the post about OSU last week, but all teams have misfits and people they would like to forget. Quite frankly, if your team or prgrams does not have these types of problems periodically then your team is just not relevent.


Anonymous said...

Nicely done, Hoffman!


GMoney said...

Drugs are not nearly as hilarious as being drunk and jumping cars at 300+ pounds or driving around with AK-47's. I see your point but for God's sake, Steve Howe has been dead for awhile now. The post was basically about how bizarre OSU's arrests were.

Pudge and Canseco aren't Yankees just like Corey Patterson isn't a Red.

Way to bring it strong though, you need to comment more often.