…. and Happy everything else.
George Vescey made my day with this op-ed piece:
…. Admire them as athletes. The player you are booing for having a bad day on the field was probably the best athlete in his home state or his province in Latin America or his prefecture in Japan. He worked hard to get this far, chemicals or not. I riffle through the Mitchell report and see Mike Stanton, Brian Roberts, David Segui, Andy Pettitte, Lenny Dykstra, guys I’ve enjoyed watching, enjoyed interviewing. Some of them opted for an edge. Cheated, that is to say.
Some of them should probably be suspended for a while, but it was baseball’s fault for not having testing and penalties in place. There is room for complexity in the way we regard ballplayers. Tell that to the kiddies. And stop with the outrage.