So Major League Baseball is ready to “take a stand” and really address this steroid situation after all these years? Man do I have a bunch of issues with this. Let’s get started, shall we?
First, I have a feeling that this may be a little too late. I mean, it is now 2006, and this stuff was going on for at least 10 years prior to 2003. How can this “independent” investigator possibly find any information this late in the game? All he will get is a lot of third-party hearsay.
Second, do you really think the players union or any of the players (besides Canseco) will provide any information? Of course not. Expecting this to happen would be like expecting Michael Jackson to turn black again. It’s not going to happen.
Third, are we supposed to believe that this will be an “independent” investigation? Seriously? MLB has hired one of its own to do the investigating – a part owner of the Boston Red Sox. Hmmph, that doesn’t sound very independent. Brad Pitt’s relationship with Angelina Jolie seems more independent than this. Second, to appease the government, this part owner used to be a senator or something like that. This means that the MLB carefully selected somebody that they could influence AND would get the government off their back. I haven’t seen this much backdoor collaboration since OPEC was formed.
Fourth, do the owners REALLY want to “find out” what happened? Could this be incriminating to some of them? Weren’t they a little too giddy after the pumped up home-run race of 1998 “saved” the game? I have a feeling that many of these owners knew what was going on, and some may have even secretly encouraged it. I have no proof on this, but I have a hard time believing that they couldn’t have noticed the juiced up players with the watermelon-sized heads, and the pumped up stats.
There are probably more things that make this “investigation” just a ludicrous attempt to “legitimize” the game. I’m not buying it. Like I said in my other blog, Why do I have the feeling that this will be about as successfull as the Warren Commission investigation of the Kennedy assassination?
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