I believe it was Bruce Chen Shui-bian that said…“BBWAA members shake fists before reconciliation and rational talks.”
It’s awfully big of Major League Baseball union boss Michael Weiner to declare that steroid users should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, considering the organization he runs, the Players Association, was the biggest culprit in the scandal that damaged the game.
“It’s a museum,” Weiner told the crowd last week at the National Press Club. “If you want to have some notation on their plaque that indicates that they were either judged to have used performance-enhancing substances or accused of having done that, so be it.”
OK, here’s a notation: “We would have stuck syringes in our eyes before we would have let baseball have tough drug testing of our members, and it was only when we were dragged before Congress and humiliated, and our members fearing prosecution, did we finally relent and go along with a worthy testing program. Otherwise, A-Rod would have about 700 career home runs by now.”
How’s that for a notation?
...Michael Weiner, like Andy Pettitte, “misremembers” the role his union played in the steroid scandal. We’ll all get a reminder this week in a Washington courtroom.