Thursday, May 7, 2009
And The Wall Came Crumbling Down
The untouchable man, the man everyone said is clean, has been touched. According to the Los Angeles Times, Manny Ramirez is facing a 50 game suspension for allegedly testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
I was part of the army that was sure Manny was a freak, a natural, someone who didn't need an illegal advantage to succeed and dominate. Apparently, I was wrong. Now, the only question left is: Who's Next? Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Ken Griffey, Vladimir Guerrero, Carlos Delgado, Andruw Jones, David Ortiz?
It's turned into a crapshoot. Line up a handful of superstar names from the 1990-2008 era, spin around in a dozen circles, then point a finger. It's destined to land on, or near, a name of someone who will eventually be linked to steroids or PED's. Blah, blah, blah, my childhood's ruined, this sucks...Yeah, we all hear a lot of that. But what's more important is, who gets to go to the Hall? What if 90% of baseball was doing PED's? Then do the banned now get accepted?