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Posted on: May 23, 2008 6:43 pm
Edited on: May 23, 2008 7:14 pm
 

Blog Cabin: A turning point for MLB?

In the news...

Hallelujah! The Major League Baseball Players Association has finally taken a step in the right direction when it comes to drug testing.

Stop laughing, I’m being serious here.

On the last possible day for ratification, the players approved a deal which calls for an increase in the frequency of tests and in the authority of the program's independent administrator.

In return for the players’ approval, Bud Selig agreed to rescind suspensions against two players, and to not discipline any player implicated in the Mitchell Report. Of course, this agreement comes under increasing pressure from lawmakers to improve drug testing, or face legal action.

From the sound of it, the baseball establishment has been forced in to an uneasy truce... but it’s a truce none the less and, at this point, I’ll take it.

Anything that moves in the direction of fully-independent testing is exactly what MLB needs to be doing right now, and I’ve got to applaud Selig for getting it done. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the commissioner actually did the right thing by meeting the players’ demands.

As much as I hate seeing the players manipulate the “absolute” power that baseball’s commissioner is supposed to wield, bargaining skills have become an essential part of today’s game.

Besides, I could care less if every last Mitchell Report suspect is tracked down.

Most of the players in the Mitchell Report are nobodies, anyway. “Names”, like Wally Joyner, David Justice and Mo Vaughn are already starting to fade in to baseball obscurity.

As for the few superstars on that list... Well, let’s just say that I don’t think Roger Clemens or Barry Bonds will be getting in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, if at all.

Even if they do, they will join the Pete Rose’s and Joe Jackson’s of the world... Destined to be remembered more for their transgressions then for their play on the field.

We, as fans, know where we stand. We know what happened to America’s game, and we’ve already decided who’s clean and who’s dirty.

Yep, Bud did a good job by keeping the blood hounds in the yard on this one. Maybe this signals a turning point. Maybe we can finally stop ripping baseball down, and start putting it back together again.


From the Blogosphere...

The Angels have just finished taking two out of three from the Toronto Blue Jays, and now head to Chicago to take on the scorching hot White Sox. Still, HALOS02 thinks that, if his boys can shut down Chicago's long ball, they should be able to win the series.

Who's your favorite NFL player NOT on your favorite team? Let koala know.

Duckplucker tells us why instant replay has no place in America's pastime. He's right, too. What are we going to do... remove the entire human element?
Posted on: May 1, 2008 7:09 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2008 7:18 pm
 

Blog Cabin: Clemens at Neverland with Miley Cyrus















In the news...

OK, so maybe Roger Clemens hasn’t yet been linked to Jacko or Achy Breaky’s daughter, but seriously, who would be surprised at this point.

If the recent reports that Clemens started a romantic relationship with an underage Mindy McReady weren’t enough, more allegations of infidelity are now gaining steam.

Apparently, Clemens may have also had a relationship John Daly’s ex-wife, and was accused of trying to put the moves on the wife of former wrestler Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. (Looks like the Rocket may have made a pass at Jose Canseco’s wife after all.)

Wow. Can someone tell me how this cluster of freaks doesn’t have a reality show already? I mean, shouldn’t they at least have made an appearance on Springer?

“Can you imagine what would happen if we stuck Roger, Jose, four women, Brian McNamee, a few congressmen and 100 bottles of steroids in one house... and then forced them to stop being polite and start getting real?”

I know what would happen... I would take a bat to my television set.

The biggest problem here is that there is only one person that can stop the circus... Roger Clemens.

Enough already, Roger. This is getting painful to watch, and there’s nothing you can do to save your image. You’ve probably got more skeletons in that closet, too. They will be found, Roger.

All you have to do is stop being stubborn and drop the legal action. You’re a cheating dirt bag... and we all know it. You will never go to the Hall of Fame, and will probably end up coaching a minor league team after your wife leaves you.

Please Rocket, think of my TV, and don’t forget about that guest house you had at the Neverland Ranch.


From the Blogosphere...

OK, so everyone is tired of LeBron's faking and complaining, right? That's what BennySmack02 says, and he has more than enough proof to back it up.

As always, our unofficial, official Marlins blogger, PAOLO, brings us his thoughts on the Florida's most recent action. It you didn't see the game, this member has everything you need... Oh yeah, and don't forget to drop Kevin Gregg from your fantasy team. What a bum.

Are the Yankees in trouble? Can New York fans and ownership deal with a rebuilding phase? These are the questions that mf10018 poses in Fisher's Baseball Blog.

TigerMAN breaks down the MLB Cy Young races after one month of action. So far, this user puts Brandon Webb at the top of the NL, while Cliff Lee sits atop the AL heap.
 
 
 
 
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