Friday, December 14, 2007

Man oh Man, Shits hit the fan

wow. so now that the Mitchell Report is out, what now? My personal opinion is disgust. Disgust for how much love I put into the game, how much I enjoyed watching some of my heroes play the game. I idolize Barry Bonds. I remember, and even to this day I still love, pretending to step into the left hand batter's box and cock my bad left and right and then hit the imaginary ball and just watch it soar. That is Barry Bonds. And even more, I enjoy catching fly balls - tapping the glove against my leg while the ball is in the air, and then grab it out of the sky like it was a piece of cake.

But now it is over. Sure, he is one of the best to play the game before the steroids, but the fact is, he cheated. Him, along with countless others, cheated to win and become who they were. One name that I was surprised was not in the Mitchell Report - Brady Anderson - he had one good year and then fell off the face of the Earth. And oh ya, Albert Belle; if he was not on roids, well damn props to him.

Now dont get me wrong, I love the game of baseball, but the thing that I now see, which I feel so much remorse for, is I followed these characters in my youth and up into this day. These were the players who I wanted to become, they are the reasons for going to the ballpark, imagining and sometimes believing that they were right there with me. Imagine if we found out the kid from Sandlot juiced up before hitting that Babe Ruth ball. Ha ok so probably not.

The funny thing is I, nor any of my close friends, have seen baseball without steroids involved. They made it very prominent that HGH still can be used and is untraceable with todays tests. Another funny thing, now I know why Clemens threw that bat at Piazza during the World Series - Roids. It is a shame that the game I love and the players I idolize cheated. And in the words of Max, "If you aint cheatin, you aint winnin."


Larry Bud said...

George just because Belle and Anderson were not on the report does not mean they didnt do it.

The report was basically names that they could simply could from anyone who would talk. Of the many interviews I've heard the past 24 hours, numerous athletes and high profile people have said they could name 15-20 prominant high profile players who were not on the list. Thats inside info that they received from agents/players/media people just in general, but none of those sources said any of that to Mitchell.


So what now? What are peoples solutions? Baseball still hasn't given us that OK that their sport is clean. What do fans do?

I have my solution for what fans should do, I'm compiling my story as we speak and hope to share it with you guys when im ready.

and not to be nit-picky but the saying is,

"if you ain't cheating, you ain't trying"

Gorgeous George said...

i had a good feeling that i was wrong about the saying.