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Monday, August 01, 2005

Let Us Now Blast Rafael Palmeiro

Yes, you already know the guy who adamantly denied steroid use before Congress in March failed his MLB drug test, as we learned today. Now he has modified his denial to saying that he never intentionally took steroids. This dodge can't be allowed to stand. The MLB policies are clear, and if you're a pro athlete, you damn well better be sure you know what's in your supplements, especially if you're a 40-year-old veteran who ought to be able to take responsibility at this point of your career.

I've got nothing against Viagra man, really (is that on the banned substance list, perhaps?), but I do enjoy that this gives the Orioles a black eye--and not even three weeks after the pomp and circumstance for Raffy's 3,000th hit! Meanwhile, the "Birds" (as their annoying TV announcer calls them on Comcast) have dropped 13 of 15, following a four game sweep to the White Sox, dropping them 8 games out in the AL East. Thanks for playing this season, Baltimore, we have some nice parting gifts for you. Now can we please have some Nationals games on TV instead, before they're hopelessly out of the pennant race too?