There have been two dominating themes to the 2010 MLB season: pitching and blown calls. The divisional series playoffs started yesterday and embodied both sentiments immediately.
Whoever said “nice guys finish last” was really very wrong. By having a reputation is “one of the best”, combined with the MLB’s efforts to downplay the faults of their outdated systems, Jim Joyce is off-the-hook for what could be the worst call in the history of baseball.
Major League Baseball players have been chewing tobacco forever. But now, in the superficially politically correct health-conscious, but actually just really drunk society we live in, MLB and union officials want to ban tobacco in baseball.
Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids during his career, which is equivalent to NBC admitting they have no idea how to manage a late night line-up. Just more stuff everybody already knew. Of course, the story couldn’t be out for long before Jose Canseco added his recollection of the times he injected every single player in baseball.
Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz are reported to be on “the list” of the Major League baseball players that tested positive for performance enhancing drugs is 2003.
Sammy Sosa, who has not played since 2007, decided to cash in on some limelight by officially retiring from baseball unemployment.
A-Rod steroid use conversations have continued, and just may keep going until baseball season starts. The highest paid baseball player fielded some, and brushed off other detailed questions about his questionable behavior. The media has dug into Rodriguez, looking for a step-by-step full-cavity report of the exact details of each and every drug use.
On Saturday, Sports Illustrated revealed that Yankees star Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids six years ago. In less time than it takes to finish reading the article, “A-Fraud” and “A-Roid” shirts were already for sale all over the internet. Cries of shock and horror echoed through the land from fans of the highest paid player in baseball, to those who live to despise him. The steroid stamp has been printed on A-Rod. Now let the public outrage unleash by letting this discussion push you through your end of football season blues.