A lot of baseball fans and writers have simply given up. Abject acceptance slowly takes over. With each Braun-type revelation we inch closer to throwing up our hands and saying, “They’re all dirty. It’s just the era. Pay no attention to PEDs. This is just entertainment. It’s cheaters against cheaters. Who cares?’’
Lyin’ Ryan is merely the latest in a chorus line of cheaters. Soon we will turn the guns on A-Rod and this will really get ugly. But be careful how much glee you take in watching bogeyman Alex go down. Someday, you might be fooled by a player you love and trust. Just ask the folks crying in their beer at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Dan Shaughnessy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.