(posted on 9-26-07 by: W)
In case you haven’t heard, the man who purchased
Lou Ferrigno’s Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball is…get this… branding it with an asterisk and sending it to the Hall of Fame.
Applause, kudos, and any congratulatory noun I didn’t include here goes to both Mark Ecko (owner of ball) and the Hall of Fame for showing some mighty large cojones (so far) to make the statement that Major League Baseball has seemed to give up on.
I know the steroids debate has been beaten like Barbaro and even crossed over into other sports such as cycling (really?) and professional wrestling (really? really?) but I think it’s finally time to make this asterisk ball the death knell on the steroids debate.
Yes, it’s hard for us to wrap our collective heads around highly paid and trained athletes cheating at the games we love so dearly, and while what they did was wrong, it wasn’t illegal- at least not at the time in which they were doing it.
So, I ask the government and media to please spare us a lot of anger, frustration, and feigned concern and just drop this story already, at least until something more definitive comes out, because it’s going to get worse before it gets a lot better. Oh yeah, and quit covering the OJ trial- we REALLY don’t care this time around, even if you put Erin Andrews to cover the story each and every time.
On a final note, I want to thank the media for ruining the Cardinals’ run at the playoffs. Sure, we were a bad team and probably don’t deserve to be in there (read: 2006 World Champions), but up until the Rick Ankiel (read: most fragile psyche in sports history!) HGH scandal, we were right in there. Then you had to go blow the lid off of a story that was meaningless.
You sucked the life out of a guy who had a horrible meltdown of his career only to resurrect it at another position- something that’s almost unheard of. Big deal- he received HGH 2 YEARS AGO! Do you really think that he hits the ball better for something (that wasn’t illegal) he may have done 2 YEARS AGO? Seriously folks, get your heads out of your asses and heed the message of Ok. St. coach Mike Gundy and Flight of the Conchords:
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