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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

No, Really, Who's Sorry NOW?

I have to comment on the news of Alex Rodriguez's new admission that he took steroids. Guess what?


He's sorry,


He was interviewed in 2007 by Katie Couric where he said in stoic clarity that he never took steroids because he felt no need to, period.

That was when all the secrets were still being kept.

Now the secrets have been leaked, and now the apologizing and high priced crapola spin is being spewed.

Well Mr. A-Rod, go sell your dung filled diatribe somewhere else. I'm not buying what you are selling. I've smelled better garbage when I visited a rotting landfill while working for Waste Management.

A-Lied is the highest paid baseball player ever. He owns a contract worth $275 million dollars. That contract replaced a $250 million contract. In my opinion, by signing that contract A-Lied is saying, "I am the best baseball player in the world, ever."

Let me count A-Lied's World Series Championship rings........


In his soul spilling confession A-Lied offers this gem as to why he did what he did.

"... I was young. I was stupid. I was naive."

He was not too young, too stupid, too naive to sign a contract worth a quarter billion dollars.

A-Lied is a hero to many young kids. In the wake of the other steroid users he rose above the ugly pile. Now we find he is just like the rest of the losers.

What gets under my skin is this. These guys get paid more money in one season then most people will see in their lifetime. They break the law, yes steroids are illegal, and they will not be reprimanded in any way. The cheaters are winning.

I guess the ones who are stupid and naive are us who love baseball.


Tara said...

I don't do sports, I think they are all a big bunch of over payed children. I would so prefer my kids to have a 'real' hero, and by that I mean someone who has made a real contribution to society, not idolize some guy simply because he can play a game well.

I take it it's just that time of year again, lol. You start talking baseball and I feel like I am reading German. Be sure to throw some political and pop culture posts in now and then :)

Mark Ploch said...

Don't worry, I've got a good one for tomorrow.

Scott Plocharczyk said...

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Anonymous said...

Gee what a big surprise! A-Rod is a moron.

Cousin Linda said...

What about the guy who came in second with the MVP votes for the years that Mr A-Rod was cheating. That guy could possibly have been better than him, been voted the MVP and then landed a lucrative contract himself if it wasn't for A-Rod.

But then again, that guy might have been cheating too and then you would have to consider the next guy in line. And so on and so on and so on.

Mark Ploch said...

I want a player banned for life.
I think Canseco is correct when he says to look at the leaders of MLB and the union.

Here's the deal. Baseball has held a very strict line when it comes to baseball and gambling. If people think the games are fixed the people will definitely stop watching and absolutely stop gambling.

When the boys were juicing interest in baseball skyrocketed, more money.

Which is in the best interest of the baseball leaders?

If there is a steroid for making you greedy, all of baseball's leaders are taking it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Tara about sports.

Ernest T. Bass said...

I like eggs.