Melky Cabrera wins, then Bud Selig and MLB will turn a blind eye and an admitted cheater will win.
Andrew McCutchen, or the Giants' Buster Posey, both who have been working their tails off
naturally will be the 2nd and 3rd place winners, not because they lost fair and square, but because MLB won't take a cheater off the top of the list for doing something MLB
is trying to "clean up" in the sport, the taking of illegal substances. It's
an embarrassment to the game and it makes me queasy.
Sammy Sosa, who
suddenly needed an interpreter, meanwhile he spoke pretty darn well in
1998? What about Mark McGwire who told Congress he didn't want to talk
about the past, he wanted to talk about the future? Guess what Major
League Baseball? It is the future and PEDs are still happening in Major League Baseball. Nothing has been done to clean up the sport, nothing. And now,
with 2 weeks left in the season, MLB has stated they will not interfere
with Melky Cabrera and his possible National League batting title crown. Read HERE. Now
what do I tell my kid... "Cheating's fine. Even though you get in
trouble, you still win!" Hmm, I'm not sure that flies, especially with
everything I've been telling him before this about "Cheaters never win".
Apparently they do win!
Why not just give awards out for all admitted PED users next year? Or how
about we make a section in the Hall of Fame called "PED's Champions."
Anyone who's admitted to PED's use gets to go in that section. Yeah,
doesn't this sound ridiculous? Well, that's where we're headed because
MLB is so afraid to lock down on these future stars because it would
alienate fans and they'd lose a ton of money. Plus, they'd be forced to
reinvent themselves again to try to bring baseball back in a culture
where many fans are fed up. Remember this... Everything is about money,
everything and Major League Baseball is no different, so instead of
hammering the offenders, they fine them and then the offender disappears
and comes back when his suspension is over. No, they don't wipe the
season clean. No, they don't have a zero tolerance policy. No, they
won't even force the player to make a public service announcement about
the dangers of PEDs to children who worship these players. NOPE. They
keep them in the game and let them win their awards, even when the
others players actually earn the awards, like a Buster Posey or a Andrew McCutchen.
Agree? Disagree? Tell me why, comment, just keep it clean. (get it?)