• ‘Tis The Season?

    Posted by on December 19th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    Yesterday, I got this holiday e-mail from a friend, Dave, who I used to work with (a year ago). Dave is a huge Mets fan – lives and dies with them.

    It’s open season on Yankees, thanks to BALCO, McNamee, & Company. Makes it hard to even play the “7 in 17” card these days with my Mets’ buddies.

    Comments on ‘Tis The Season?

    1. MJ
      December 19th, 2007 | 10:49 am

      Nonsense. Only 25 players — the 25 guys on the Mets — can lay claim to such a historic collapse. But anywhere between 10-80% of ballplayers (depending on whose account you believe) used PEDs at some point between 1988-present.

      If your friend Dave wants to bury his head in the sand and pretend that the Mets were saints (well, except for Guillermo Mota, Paul LoDuca, Lenny Dykstra, and David Segui) he’s certainly entitled to his myopic point of view.

      If we’re going to talk about collapses, he can tell us about 2004 and we can tell him about 2007. But no one should throw stones when it comes to PEDs since we know that every team had a handful of guys (if not a whole bushel) who exploited the lax system.

      Hell, the main dealer was a paid employee of the New York Mets!

    2. Mike
      December 19th, 2007 | 10:58 am

      This is the main problem with the Mitchell Report. By only naming a fraction of the names he grants a tacit innocence to everyone else that did steroids but was lucky not to be involved with Radomski or McNamee.

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