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Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Jays Press Release: Melky Cabrera statement

and then quickly rushes back to a slinky Hoboken discoprophagia where some random Wall Street dude from Ho-Ho-Kus will end up gutterfisted!

“Last season ended for me when I admitted taking a banned substance and accepted and served my punishment of a 50 game suspension. Since that day, my goals have been to serve my punishment and to put that mistake behind me, and to work hard to be the best baseball player I can be. At the end of last season, when it became clear that I would win the batting title despite my positive test, I asked the Players Association and MLB to make sure a more deserving player won, and I am very happy that my former teammate Buster Posey won that award instead of me.

I also accepted the Giants’ decision not to bring me back for the Playoffs after I served my punishment. Instead, I continued to work hard so I could be ready for the 2013 season. I hoped and expected that I would be allowed to put my mistake behind me and to start this season fresh.

I am aware that in the past weeks, there have been news articles written about so-called patient files from a Miami clinic, and the MLB and others are investigating those allegations. I have told MLB I will cooperate in their investigation the best I can, just as my legal counsel has told federal investigators.  I have been instructed by legal counsel not to answer questions relating to the pending investigations.  This statement will be the last comment I will make on the events of the 2012 season.  I have put my mistakes behind me, have learned my lesson, and have served my punishment.  I am here to play the best baseball I can to help the Toronto Blue Jays win a World Championship.”

Repoz Posted: February 15, 2013 at 07:59 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. eddieot Posted: February 15, 2013 at 08:43 AM (#4370184)
"... and I'm in the best shape of my life."
   2. John DiFool2 Posted: February 15, 2013 at 08:43 AM (#4370185)
Hoboken? OOOOH I'M DYYYYING....
   3. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 15, 2013 at 08:57 AM (#4370190)
At the end of last season, when it became clear that I would win the batting title despite my positive test, I asked the Players Association and MLB to make sure a more deserving player won, and I am very happy that my former teammate Buster Posey won that award instead of me.


Good for Cabrera.
   4. villageidiom Posted: February 15, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4370193)
Fun with punctuation:

Blue Jays Press Release Melky Cabrera: statement
Blue Jays Press: Release Melky Cabrera! (statement)
Blue Jays: Press, Release Melky Cabrera; statement

   5. RMc and the slumping crisp Posted: February 15, 2013 at 09:52 AM (#4370211)
Haiku, anyone?

Blue Jays Press Release,
Melky Cabrera Statement,
Blue Jays Press Release.

It fits!
   6. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: February 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM (#4370242)
He took evil 'roids.
Cabrera will burn in Hell.
Worst thing you can do!
   7. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: February 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4370247)
Pud Galvin did it
(drinkin' that monkey spunk juice).
What Would Gossage Do?
   8. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: February 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4370315)
Spring, glorious time!
Pitchers and catchers, harvest
Deer Antler Velvet
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: February 15, 2013 at 02:00 PM (#4370340)
It is spring training.
In best shape of my career.
Shh! Don't ask me how.
   10. MFS Posted: February 15, 2013 at 02:08 PM (#4370342)
Strong without steroids
Spinach and three cups per day
The melk man returns
   11. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: February 15, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4370356)
More of a limerick man myself.

There once was a Giant From San Fran
Who put something straight in his can can
He then bought some strange cream
And aint it a dream
Cause now he swings bats like he’s Bam Bam
   12. 'Spos goes to the Big O Posted: February 15, 2013 at 03:33 PM (#4370378)
PED rumours
MURRAY CHASS PRESIDENT JOKE
Maybe it's a trap?
   13. Walt Davis Posted: February 15, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4370429)
the rare limerick haiku

The first Jay of spring
hopefully without syringe
bad for the liver
Melk Man seeks a forgiver
the hope flowers bring
   14. fhomess Posted: February 15, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4370430)
Cause now he swings bats like he’s Bam Bam

He was a much better hitter last year than his hitting coach ever was.
   15. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: February 16, 2013 at 12:46 AM (#4370588)
My goal for next year:
Be the best that I can be.
I mean, without roids.

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