Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Roid Rage

I hate cheaters.  And I hate it when cheaters are on teams that I root for.  It's not cool and it's not necessary, especially when you're a professional.  And just in case you're wondering what I'm referencing, Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants got suspended today for testing positive for testosterone.  He'll be out for fifty games which effectively ends his season and quite possibly that of the Giants as well.  A-hole. 

There are several things about the response to this announcement that I found irritatingly amusing.  First would be Melky's obligatory apology.  He said, "My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used."  Really?!  You don't say?!  So it wasn't a poppy seed muffin or a children's vitamin or some other lame-ass excuse?  No, instead it was a lame-ass statement of fact.  Yeah, no s***, Sherlock.  That's why you're suspended! 

Melky wasn't the only one with idiotic reactions to this news.  There were the comments of the manager, Bruce Bochy, that were idiotic as well.  Bochy said, "Melky, he was hurt by it.  It's obvious he was disappointed."  HE was disappointed?!  Disappointed at what exactly?  That he got caught 'roiding up?  And how is HE hurt?!  That's just a ridiculous thing to say in this situation.  Embarrassed.  Ashamed.  Those would have been better adjectives to describe his feelings as opposed to hurt, which is just asinine. 

But this one might be my favorite.  A one Robinson Cano, former Yankee teammate of Melky's said, "It's really sad. He's having a great year...But, I'm his friend and I'm gonna be there for him."  It's not SAD.  It's idiotic!  And he absolutely was having a great year!  That's because he was cheating!  Duh!  He was having a great year...good Lord.  Yeah, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire all had great years when they were cheating as well.  And those cases also were not "sad". 

What I don't totally get is why no one is angry about this.  I'm furious.  This totally affects the Giants chance at post-season play.  They were actually starting to come around this season, even with their ridiculously high paid pitchers who were sucking worse than you could ever imagine they could suck.  That aside, it's just stupid.  The players know that they get tested.  It's a given.  It's not a question of if, it's a question of when.  And then the inevitable happens and all people have to say is that they're hurt and sad and disappointed?!  What is going on??  What is wrong with you people??  

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