Re: Needle marked Colon?
posted at 7/2/2011 9:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Needle marked Colon?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Needle marked Colon? : I'll own my ignorance about this, thanks for the info. However, suspended pending the results? What about innocent until proven guilty? If he lasts all year, I too will think something is amiss, but my main point is to not be so quick to point fingers. There are too many dirty players across baseball, and it's a shame that clean players get looked at skeptically, and not lauded as much as they deserve because of what this league has done. Jose Bautista anyone? If anything raises an eyebrow, it's him, but it's not fair to continually question the guy. It's really not fair to question anyone. All we can really, and fairly do as fans is keep those comments to ourselves, and unleash the fury on the players who DO test positive, of which there are plenty. Manny and Palmeiro will forever be my two biggest frauds, and Clemens and Bonds will likely find themselves on that list, but without concrete proof, there's too much of it all across baseball to single out a few here and there. Charlie Sheen took roids for Major League! Talk about devotion to accuracy in his role. I will say that the testing is still inadequate. Why not just test every player every week? Why not test for HGH? The union knows how dirty they are, that's why they agree to nothing, that's why it's so unfair to go after a select few. I guarantee there are guys juicing who are still 5th starters and utility infielders, but they get a pass?
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
MLB is not a court of law - it's a private organization and one that has been rocked by a steroid scandal, and is ostensibly doing its best to rid itself of that image.
Colon is already guilty of not disclosing a medical procedure - the Yankees could have voided his contract on breach. MLB approves all team contracts - I don't know if they have the authority to do the same.
And yes, other pitchers are lining up for this procedure ...