Monday, March 30, 2009
Indians Fans Are Easily Confused
When any player who's in the spotlight loses a bit of pop off his bat, the media caws "steroids". It doesn't matter if the guy just got back from season-ending elbow surgery, if his bat does not immediately return to mid-season form, he's a cheater and he deserves to die alone in a desert.
But not Travis Hafner. No, people in the Midwest are waaaaaaay too naive to think this guy never had his hands in the corroded pot of steroids. It's the same ignorant route they take with their diets - keep eating double-fried chocolate fried sugar balls wrapped in fried buttered sausage bacon. The more you fry it, they healthier it becomes.
How can any rational person not link Pronk to steroids? He went from a oft-traveled minor-leaguer, to power-hitter, to devastating power-hitter, to top-5 most feared power hitter, to injured, to scrub, to re-injured. And now he's got nothing - barely able to put any sauce on batting practice balls. Maybe it's time we start wagging our fingers elsewhere - maybe somewhere else than New York. Besides, at least Hafner didn't take pictures of himself wearing knee-high socks and sweatpants like some kind of softball league lecher...