Friday, May 8, 2009

Just Manny being ban-ny


So Manny is the latest to get busted for sticking performance-enhancing needles in his fanny. Big freaking surprise.
Then I read that he was busted for taking human chorionic gonadotropin.
Manny being tranny?
Manny being nanny? granny?
I know, it's supposed to be taken by dopers who are cycling off---just couldn't pass up the chance to dish out some pun-ishment.

Seriously though, if you're surprised, you're incredibly naive or stupid. Yeah, sure it was a mistake or an honest prescription that he forgot to run by the team doctors.

The past 25 years or so have seen the greed-fueled supply-side mentality create a culture of billion dollar entitlements and billion dollar lies. We have seen this in American government and American industry. And in American sports. And in the sporting realm, no sport has quite encapsulated this excess, embraced this culture of abusing the public trust and exploiting the public ignorance and apathy---all for incredible monetary gain---quite as well as Major League Baseball.

Reminds me of Terrance Mann telling Ray Kinsella in 'Field of dreams'---"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been has marked the time."

Well, it sure has, hasn't it?

Of course, Mann went on to say, "This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again."

Now, about that last part........maybe not so much.