We’re Met fans. We don’t really care if Alex Rodriguez plays in 2014 or beyond. Most of us would still love it if the Yankees to be forced to pay him, but we don’t care if he’s wearing pinstripes in the majors ever again. 60 Minutes did a report that troubled me, a Met fan, for reasons having nothing to do with A-Rod.
Major League Baseball is broken, the Hall of Fame is a joke and Bud Selig is a hypocrite. Did Rodriguez cheat? Probably. Did he fail a test? Nope. Were the proceedings “fair?” Who’s to say? The past week was a dark time for the MLB, whether they admit it or not.
Let’s start with the Hall of Fame. I will continue to promote the heck of this wonderful piece from ESPN where they ask if the Hall should be a museum or some type of holy shrine to baseball excellence.
The voting process is a total joke at this point and it has made induction into the Hall an equivalent joke in the eyes of the fans. Why didn’t Mike Piazza or Craig Biggio or Barry Bonds make the list? Because writers don’t like them? Or, perhaps because, writers feel like there is a taint on every player who played baseball in the steroid era. Either way, the Hall of Fame is becoming as much of a joke as the MLB All Star Game. Maybe they should make up some playoff implications based on Hall of Fame selection.
Looking at Rodriguez and his suspension the MLB can probably credit Anthony Bosch. Who is Anthony Bosch? He’s a criminal who sold and administered steroids to baseball players for money and then sold those same players out to Major League Baseball for more money. Why do I call him a criminal? I’d be willing to bet that before Bosch sold the players out to Selig he extorted Rodriguez to keep the secret. (The reason that isn’t being shouted from the rooftops is that Rodriguez would basically have to admit his guilt to make that claim.) Is it me or has Bud Selig’s war on steroids become a little Joseph McCarthy-esque?
“No he didn’t!”
“That man sold him steroids!”
“I’ve never seen that man before in my life!”
“You’re a member of the communist party and you’re in cahoots with Joseph Stalin!”
“Isn’t Stalin dead?”
“Arrest that man!”
Dear Bud Selig,
I don’t care who used steroids and why or when. I want to watch baseball. You can try to make things fair by testing players but these witch hunts are tiresome. Please stop.
Yer pal, Dave