HERE and HERE. According to the piece "On November 13, the MLB Players Alumni Association will hand out its annual "Heart and Hustle Award..." Ironically, the award is given to players who demonstrate "values, spirits and traditions of the game." According to Hardball Talk, HERE, "As part of the voting process one player from each of the 30 teams is selected as a finalist 'based on the passion, desire, and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field.'" Weird right? It seems like a contradiction or something...to me at least it does and several others in the blog world.
How do you win an award like that if you are Hustling and showing
"Heart" artificially? That's my question. Let's not forget, Melky Cabrera was suspended for
50 games for having high levels of testosterone in his system. He was
removed from the running of the NL batting title, at his own request,
and then he didn't play in the World Series, even though he was
eligible. Punishment enough? Not exactly. I think there's 1 more award
that needs to also not be given to Melky, just because it makes no
Bartolo Colon... He was suspended, took his lumps and once the
season ended, the Oakland A's offered him a 1 year deal with incentives
he needed to hit. I like that, he needs to earn his contract and after
being nailed on PEDs, I think that's important. The same thing should
apply to Melky, even though he has a clean slate now. He's also in a free
agent season so teams should do the same. Sure, offer the contract they
think he's worth, but build in some incentives, it makes sense. Make him
earn it and earn the respect of the team. Hell, do it for all these
guys if warranted.
Look, this is more of a rant than anything else. I'm tired of the PEDs
stories and the excuses and the blind eyes. Time to get real, that's
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