1. This post has been removed.

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from pinstripezac35. Show pinstripezac35's posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

     

     

    sorry I don't have a date for this read

    but yes the OP had merit

     


    Dominicans in Baseball
    Dominicans make up 10.7% of the 750 baseball players on the Major League Baseball rosters. A total of 79 Dominicans are on the rosters, but there are several more on the injured

    Dominican Baseball and Steroids

    Though it is difficult to ascertain exactly when the boom of steroid use among Dominican players began, steroid use amongst ballplayers from the Dominican Republic has been a major issue within Major League Baseball. According to a report by writer Tom Fish, over half of all players (57%) who tested positive for steroid usage were from the Dominican Republic. Accordingly, the DR leads the baseball world in suspended performance-enhancing drug users. Fish writes that “more than half of all pro baseball players who tested positive since the start of the 2005 season -- 169 of 289, or 58.5 percent -- hail from the Dominican Republic, and that includes major and minor leagues, as well as those who play in the Dominican and Venezuelan summer leagues.” Fish continues by explaining that of the 157 players suspended during this time, 37 (close to one-quarter) are from the Dominican Republic. And approximately 132 others have tested positive since 2005 in the 32-team Dominican Summer League, which generally features players just starting out in pro ball. They can't be suspended because of the country's labor laws.

     

     

     

    how bout if he said

     

    Does Latino plus aces = Cheater?


    thirteen ACES clients out of the nineteen players linked to Biogenesis, equaling 68.4% of the accused group.

    Now consider that 68.4% is several orders of magnitude greater than the percentage of total MLB players they represent. The agency database at mlbtraderumors.com has just 107 ACES clients of 1890 players in the database, or 5.7%.

     

    http://www.mlbdailydish.com/2013/8/6/4592594/biogenesis-scandal-ACES-agency

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from Archer1. Show Archer1's posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    Hmm...

    Live in near poverty in a third world country or make millions of dollars playing baseball on the best country on Earth? Decisions, decisions...

    Yup, I'd take the needle too. Maximize those chances.

     

     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from jam789123. Show jam789123's posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    Don't forget that Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera got off due to previously being caught caughtand Gio Gonzales was also implicated.  To quote My cousin Vinny "that subject line is dead nut balls on accurate" and those that are getting bent out of shape have problems accepting the truth when it is staring them in the face due to political correctness.

     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from devildavid. Show devildavid's posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    The headline should have focused on players from the Dominican Republic with no reference to race. It is the baseball culture in the DR that can be viewed with some legitimate suspicion about steroid use. They do not have the same laws or attitudes toward steroid use that we have in the States. There are facts to back this up, as zac pointed out.





    "Hold it fellows, that don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

    -Elvis Presley

     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from Flapjack07. Show Flapjack07's posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    To quote My cousin Vinny "that subject line is dead nut balls on accurate" and those that are getting bent out of shape have problems accepting the truth when it is staring them in the face due to political correctness.

     

    As others have said, why there are so many Latinos among those caught cheating is a legitimate question to raise...however, it looks like the point Tcal was trying to make got overwhelmed by the reaction to his ill-advised headline, which he admitted was "sensationalized to draw attention."

    On the other hand, if you think "Latino=Cheater" is dead on accurate, then you have bigger problems than "political correctness."

     
  7. This post has been removed.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from tcal2-. Show tcal2-'s posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:


    tcal - you made a racist post.  The sad thing is, even after it's been pointed out to you, you refuse to accept it.  Do yourself a favor and stop trying to defend it because it makes you look worse.  And go find a class on racism. 




    Do you need a latter to get those little legs up on your soap box?

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from tcal2-. Show tcal2-'s posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    In response to jam789123's comment:

    Don't forget that Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera got off due to previously being caught caughtand Gio Gonzales was also implicated.  To quote My cousin Vinny "that subject line is dead nut balls on accurate" and those that are getting bent out of shape have problems accepting the truth when it is staring them in the face due to political correctness.




    The Drama queens are hilarious.  Their so offended that I wanted to Bring up the 400lb Gorilla sitting across the room.  There's a huge problem out there that MLB isn't addressing.  Kids in these 3rd world countries are pumping their systems with cancer causing chemicals and at the same time lowering the creditability and popularity of the Sport.

     

     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from jumpercable. Show jumpercable's posts

    Re: Does Latino = Cheater?

    its not PC but facts is facts---they seem to be of low moral character

     

Share