This is just a quickie, so that people can stop asking me about this. If you have a comment on my official, earlier blog of the day, please leave it there. If you have anything to say about David Ortiz’s steroid test, please leave it here. Okay, now with that settled, allow me to begin by stating
CAN EVERYBODY PLEASE SHUT UP ABOUT DAVID ORTIZ? I DON’T CARE. I DON’T. CARE.
The sheer ignorance of the people that say “Ohhhh steroids, they sicken me, they disgust me, I’m losing faith in baseball” astounds me. People, please. Where there is sport, there are cheaters. Where there is competition, there is cheaters. Two months from now, when school has started already and now homework is given out regularly and tests come weekly, people are going to cheat on their tests; in fact, you might be one of them. Does that sicken you? Are you now losing faith in the school system? Are you now going to take your child out of school because you don’t want him to be enriched in the cheating culture?
And there’s a simple answer to those three questions: no.
Cheating and unfairness are simply a part of life and people are going to find ways to stay ahead of the pack and creatively cheat. Is it good? No. But it’s going to happen regardless, so you might as well accept it while it still happens. Willie Mays cheated. Mike Schmidt cheated. Hank Aaron cheated. Mickey Mantle cheated. Ty Cobb cheated. Babe Ruth cheated. Gaylord Perry? Cheater. Anyone who ever used a spitball cheated. But, in this decade, whenever the magic word steroid pops up, it sickens you. It disgusts you. It drives you day and night. Get. Over. It. It’s as simple as that. Drink a warm cup of delicious coffee. Go out and play catch with a family member. Play video games. Treat yourself to a nice meal.
And shut up.
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Well this makes me feel a lot better. First of all, he stated that he did not use performance enhancing drugs in New York, only in Texas. In my selfish, Yankee mind, that satisfies me. Second of all, he seems genuinely sorry for it. I forgive him. I’m glad he confessed instead of just denying it and denying it and turning it into an ugly thing. I feel bad for him, because now this steroid issue will never go away. But hey, that’s what happens when you do steroids. Obviously people are going to hate him now, and disrespect him now, and that’s the reason he took steroids in the first place. I hope this doesn’t get him out of the hall of fame; he’s still a fantastic player who had a fantastic career, who made a mistake once.
-EJ the Kid From New York
And I’m still in shock.
Frankly, I don’t know why I’m so surprised at this. He’s such an outstanding player… and his work ethic, his non stop training and… I don’t know what happened. Do positive steroid tests end up misleading? I hope that’s the case here. Maybe he just took steroids once and didn’t do it again. I would forgive him for THAT… maybe he uses it a ton. I don’t know. We really don’t know. All we know is, he tested positive for steroids back in 2003 with the Rangers, and that now HIS name will be tainted forever, which honestly kills me.
I don’t know why I get so attached to players, but I do. It’s not just Yankee players, but pretty much all players. I feel bad for them. I walk through their shoes. I really don’t think A-Rod is a true cheater… I don’t know that for sure. Until you can prove to me that Alex Rodriguez is a full fledged roid raging cheat cheat cheater, and there’s no doubt about it, I’m going to continue to support him and continue believing otherwise.
I’m going to drink A LOT of soda now…
I’m going to be using this blog entry to present information about this whole Alex Rodriguez situation. Here, I’ll present all the facts I can find about it on MLB Network and other resources. Here are some of the notes I have taken thus far, and I’ll continue to add info as I learn more:
Survey was supposed to be anonymous, and results were to be destroyed
MLBPA never explained why they did not destroy the results
Gene Orza reportedly tipped a player(supposedly Alex Rodriguez) that a test would be coming up later in the year
Sources will not be revealed
Rodriguez chose not to reveal any information to Selena Roberts about the situation
Scott Boras most likely was aware of this situation
Additional names have not been verified from this test.
Rob Manfred, MLB Executive VP of Labor Relations: “…we can not make any comment on the accuracy of this report as it pertains to the player named. …any allegation of tipping that took place under prior iterations of the program is of grave concern to Major League Baseball, as such behavior would constitute a serious breach of our agreement.”
Gene Orza on A-Rod steroid test results in 03: “I’m not interested in discussing this information with you.”
Alex Rodriguez is not in danger of being fined or of leaving the Yankees