ARod is theoretically done for the entire regular season and post for 2014, though he may find some consolation that no other Yankees will be in the 2014 playoffs either. No reason stated why it was reduced from 211, and no reason stated why he got more than 50. ARod says he’ll see them in court, and maybe in spring training.
Just wondering if there is a pill or bottle or cream or juice or tonic or ℞ or powder or oil or colonic or bed rest or incantation or prayer or ritual sacrifice or wishful thinking that would help a Yankee or two get and stay healthy. Is it legal? Not so worried, because injuries are just the suck.
Seriously. Deadspin reports that Derek Jeter’s broken ankle tied to steroid use.
Steroids that allow you to play beyond your natural limits and return your body to a non-injured state are bad and illegal. Steroids that allow you to play beyond your natural limits and leave your body torn and fraying are good and legal. Alex Rodriguez is a cheater; Derek Jeter is a gamer. And one of them was face-down in the dirt with a blown-out leg the other night.
There is nothing I can possibly add to this continued glaring hipocrisy. Well maybe one thing.
Bartolo Colon gets 50 games as the latest player to get caught.
Melky, what have you done?
“Got Melk?” Gets An Unpaid Vacation
Melky Cabrera has been suspended for testing positive for
awesomeness horse semen something he shouldn’t have done. Crap. I really, really like Melky, and from way before he started hitting a lick.
Swing And A Miss
The Government strikes out. Does this mean Rocket gets in the HOF, first ballot?
Shyam Das has been fired. He’s been MLB’s arbitrator for 13 years, but management gave him the boot for his decision to reinstate Ryan Braun. Something is lousy.
Update: oh yeah. This is still happening
Just say it, Andy, and pitch already.
What A Hot, Wet Mess
Please start the season, because personal lives of past and non-athletes leading the sports pages is so often tragic. The Boyd story is nothing compared to Cashman’s twist. Oh Brian, what did you get yourself into? Bob Lorenz is in trouble.
At least people hate ARod less. Best of all, Derek Jeter, Dave Robertson, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain and Ivan Nova have started working out.
Mark Fainaru-Wada recently tweeted the Bonds results: “Judge: 2 years probation, 30 days location monitoring/home confinement; 250 hrs community service.”
Bonds lives in a mansion on two acres in Beverly Hills.
And I just think I read that the sentenced is stayed while Bonds appeals. I am certainly glad that all the time, money and noise guarantees nobody will ever cheat at baseball again.
Manny has left the building
Manny Ramirez, one of the best hitters in baseball history, is retiring because he wants to see his children more. And what I mean by "wants to see his children more" is that he failed another drug test. Presumably, this makes it less likely that he gets into the Hall of Fame, and more likely that baseball writers will be penning less-than-flattering pieces about the flakey former Red Sock for years to come.
The Queue At The Hall
Sean Forman writes in The New York Times about the forthcoming logjam of Hall of Fame candidates.
Spring. The splendor of the grass. The crack of the bat. And a whiff of cow's blood.
Commence with the circus. Ugh.
Not Good for the Goose
Gossage lays into the dopers.
More tarnished athletes. Have they no shame?
In his apartment outside Philadelphia, Frank Levine pulled a list of prescription medications from his refrigerator, his hands shaking slightly. There was metformin HCl and glipizide for his diabetes; lisinopril for his blood pressure; and Viagra.
“I need it,” he said recently.
Mr. Levine, who is 95 and has had operations on both knees, in June set the American record in the 400-meter dash for men ages 95 to 99, only to see it broken at the U.S.A. Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships a few weeks later. “Nothing counts unless you’re first,” he said.