Well, well, well. What do you know. All of our suspicions have come to fruition. Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera were the latest names to come out in the Performance Enhancing Substance Scandal. This is very sad and embarrassing, especially since Alex has denied ever using any type of substances. I remember when AROD was just a young kid coming up in the Texas Rangers ball club, there was another former player who has been linked to steroids and HGH. Rafael Palmeiro, I remember watching some of his home runs and wondering how he got so much strength.
Of course, this is just another black eye for the New York Yankees who always seem to be linked to trouble. The latest news on AROD brings up the subject of Performance Enhancing Drugs and how it has really put a black cloud over Major League Baseball. I understand the argument that some analysts and fans alike use, that this was just a product of the game during this time period. BULLSHIT!! There are plenty of MLB players who chose not to use these substances and they became fine all around ball players.
I can remember back as a young baseball fan, watching the likes of Mike Schmidt, Darryl Strawberry, Eric Davis, Howard Johnson, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, Barry Bonds (Pre Steroid), and many others like them. Then we look back at the legends of the game: Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe Dimagio, Ted Williams, Rod Carew, the list goes on And on. We can even go into the pitching realms: Bob Gibson, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Steve Carleton, CY Young…and then the more modern ones Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Pedro Martinez, Orel Hershiser, on and on.
These players who have chose to use drugs to better their performance have ruined the game. They should be ashamed of themselves. And what makes it ten times worse is that they all lied about it. At least if they told the truth, maybe just maybe we could find it in our hearts to forgive them. We are weeks alway from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp and this news comes out. The Yankees are seeking a way out of his contract…to void the remainder and rightfully so.
As a huge Baseball Fan, I am disgusted by the amount of players that dabbled in this practice. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemmens, Rafael Palmeiro, Jose Canseco just to name a few. And now AROD. Or should we call him ADRONE! Yes he is a drone. What a pathetic waste of talent and a LIAR. He should be kicked out of Baseball. This league has no place for players like this that decide to cheat. This is our National Past time folks. AROD is a nobody in my book now!