Saturday, February 16, 2008

the Rocket, the Congress & the Waste

It's good to know that during these times of war, record home foreclosures and college campus shootings that the US Congress has made time to devote to a litany of "Yes he did." "No I didn't" accounts between major league baseball players and trainers. Once again our government is showing it's 5th grade leadership ability. (Sorry, no offense to 5th graders.)

Anyone seen the movie Eight Men Out? It's the story of the 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" where the cheating on the players part was the only focus even though organized crime put it in motion and even the club owner's motives and decision are highly suspect. (Incidentally that movie was filmed at Bush Stadium former home of the Indianpolis Indians.)

If Congress would really like to do something about doping in major league baseball then perhaps instead of bringing in some high profile players they should subpoena some OWNERS and ask them why their testing is so lax. But I think we don't like to ruffle feathers of people with lots of capital in our Capitiol.

And here's a great way to get away with juicing: simply be an average player--then apparently no one will care. It seems that use of juice in the MLB aint just for the half dozen really talented players. Accounts indicate it's everywhere. So if that's the case why not go after some people who really control the MLB? The owners.

I understand that HGH doesn't yet have a widely available test. So if that's the case why is anyone surprised that people are simply denying allegations? When there's no proof people tend to plead "not guilty." Heck even when there's a TON of proof people deny it--or have we forgotten O.J.?

If The Rocket juiced I'm saddened myself & for my 12 yr old pitching son who's adopted Clemon's nickname. But I'm sadder that once again we're trying to treat the symptom and turn away from the reality that owners have more influence over MLB than the players.