I wasn’t surprised. The owners are usually defeating the players these days and Loretta would have been more successful, in my opinion, if he had asked for 3.5 mill, which is the amount he made last year after adding in bonuses.
No other real news. Players are trickling in to spring training camp. Tejada says he’s fine and not worried. Which doesn’t surprise me one bit – no one cares that he used roids or lied about it. People only care about the super-duper stars who use. Tal Smith was dead right about that, not that he’d have the stones to come out and say so. You notice that the local and national media aren’t bothering to waste air/ink on Tejada because he isn’t that good and has no chance of reaching the Hall and won’t even come close to breaking The Sacred Home Run Record.
Let’s see, what else? Hunter Pence wasn’t watching where he was going and ran through a plate glass window, cutting himself in a few places. Detectives say alcohol wasn’t involved. I guess this is his admission to the “hard-nosed” school of Aaron Rowand-ism. I guess it is a good thing if you are a ball player to not watch where the heck you are going.
Oh yeah – Jon Heyman, a good friend of Brian McNamee says that Clemens caused Pettitte all this trouble by just not shutting up and agreeing with everything that McNamee accused him of and now it is all Roger’s fault that The NY Daily News had to go and find out that Andy got his HGH from his father in 2004 and so Andy’s father got his own self in the paper.
I’m getting tired of hearing how using a chemical BEFORE it was banned is “cheating” and I’m getting especially tired of hearing how HGH is a performance enhancer. I would like to see even ONE piece of scientific evidence that in normal healthy young men that HGH strengthens ANYTHING except for the bony growth of the chin, hands and feet.
Me, I would like to see the remainder of the media give the exact same amount of hellfire to every single steroid user that they have given to McGwire, Bonds and Clemens. Of course, it will never happen. I know better.