Thursday, July 30, 2009

End the Witch Hunt

That's it! I'm done! I've had it and I don't want to know anymore! Enough is enough! I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore! Yet another report has surfaced about players names from the infamous list of 100 baseball players who tested positve for steroids in 2003. At the time, the list was supposed to be an anonymous thing. It was only meant as a survey. If enough guys failed, then it would trigger the random testing policy we have today. Low and behold, names have surfaced, even after the so called list was to be destroyed. This time, it's Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz. Isn't that something?

It doesn't take a Harvard grad to figure out what is going on. Everyone pundit in the media, will now crucify Ortiz and Ramirez. There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling. It's the real American pastime. No, not baseball anymore, it's the fascination of the media witch hunt. Again revisionist historians will raise their ugly heads and say how bad Manny and Big Poppy were. Somehow they will forget how Manny and Ortiz helped lead Boston to their first championship in 80 years. Somehow they will forget how legions of Boston fans felt when they finally broke the curse. Nobody really cared if they were juiced or not. Unfortunately, Manny and Big Poppy are toast.

Will we see the Mea Culpa? I hope not. Why do I feel this way? The powers that be in Baseball want the names out there, because then we have villians. The media has their so called moralistic crusade. In reality they are keeping the steroid thing going to sell ad space. Bud Selig doesn't want his name touched. The owners don't want their names out there. You give the media the players and everybody else walks away. It is straight out of Vince McMahon's playbook. It is all soap opera.

Being a Yankee fan, I wish all the ill-will to that team on Yawkey way, but not this way. The Sox earned that championship and now, somehow, some will feel it is tainted. It shouldn't be that way. I want no asterisks on records or championships. It is time we let it go, but we're not allowed. Unfortunately, the fix is in, and it has nothing to do with Steroids.

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