Monday, August 01, 2005

Palmeiro Busted!!!


Is this really a surprise? Did you really believe him when he went before Congress and swore he never used performance enhancing drugs? I bet he is really sorry now that he got caught and it may keep him out of the hall of fame. This just goes to show you that lying never does anyone any good. I hope the MLB has a harsh penalty for him. Also this just goes to show you that almost everyone in the league cheats, except for my beloved Cubs.... ah awkward silence...... You guys don't happen to remember a guy named Sammy Sosa, Mr. Corked Bat. Oh, well as the old saying goes, if your not cheating your not trying, right, right, anyone!!! Palmeiro story here.

5 comments:

JohnHarold said...

don't assume that he is lying. he could very well be telling the truth in that he did not knowingly take steroids. maybe when he went before congress he wasn't lying and never took steroids until that point. as great of a baseball player that he is with his 3000 hits and 500 hr's joining the likes of Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray. He without a doubt, steroids or not, should be in the Hall of Fame one day. But i do not think we need to be the people to say yeah he is lying when we have no idea. Same goes for Bonds (although very suspicious) has never been proven to have used steroids and will be in the Hall of Fame along with Sammy and Mark McGwire.

Gotch said...

So any player that has a good record, whether juiced up or not should be allowed in the Hall of Fame. That is a great example for our young people...take juice and you too can be a hall of famer. I am not trying to be harsh, but cheating in sports has got to stop. It hurts the player, the team, and most of all the fans.

JohnHarold said...

I am right with you Gotch, cheating is wrong, taking steroids is wrong and if it is PROVEN that they did then you take the necessary action to suspend them, not allow them in the hall of fame, or kick them out of baseball (i.e. Pete Rose). It's a shame that Palmeiro got busted because he is one of my favorite players, it's a shame that steroids is even an issue and players had to go before Congress. All I was saying is that I can only trust Palmeiros word in that he didn't knowingly take them, I can only trust Bonds' word, I can only trust anyone who was accused of steroids word because none of these men (except Palmeiro, lying or not) have been proven to have taken steroids.

JTapp said...

How do you "unknowingly" ingest a steroid? Someone slipped it into my drink when I wasn't looking... i thought it was candy... i thought it was lotion (for the rub-on stuff like Bonds used). I thought it was orange juice, not THE juice...

I gave up on baseball several years ago. Part of it came from spending the majority of my summers in europe and not seeing any baseball (now I prefer soccer). Corked bats, Bonds' body armor, no pitching allowed inside so guys crowd the plate, juiced balls, widened strike zones, guys not practicing their hitting anymore, everyone going for "bat speed" instead of contact, it all did me in. Sosa and Bonds' homerun derby was all that brought me back from the previous labor strike. Now that I know it was fake, I just don't care.

Send Palmeiro to the Hall. He's already damaged his reputation and his body (brain) so much by the juice (whether knowingly or unknowingly ingesting) that it won't matter. I know I won't be taking my grandkids to see that place anyway.

Thomas said...

Cheating has been going on in professional sports for decades and will continue to happen regardless of rules and penalties. Man loves to cheat and gain an edge on opponents. As long as it doesn't get too ugly, I'm ok with it.