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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Remorseful Peralta: ‘I know I can play baseball naturally’

It was a baseball Peraltamont!
It was a baseball Peraltamont!

Appearing at the Cardinals’ 18th annual Winter Warm-Up on Saturday at Hyatt Regency at the Arch, Peralta expressed remorse for his mistake.

“I’m trying to put it in the past,” Peralta said. “I’m trying to look forward and forget about it. ... I know I can play baseball naturally. I have to show people that I can do it and that I can help.

“I’m going to try to do the best I can do and try to help the Cardinals go to the World Series one more time and win.”

...Still, Peralta endured the consequences of his decision to use PEDs. He wasn’t even sure whether the Tigers would want him back after the suspension, but he returned for the final three games of the regular season and then batted .333 (11-for-33) with one home run and six RBIs in 10 postseason games.

“It was hard after the suspension, but I tried to be positive,” he said. “I talked to the Detroit Tigers—the team, the general manager (Dave Dombrowski)—and they gave me the opportunity to come back. I said to them that I had to show that I can play and I can help.”

The distinction that could be made is Peralta accepted his punishment, unlike the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, who still is appealing a reduced 162-game suspension handed down last weekend.

“A-Rod is a different person,” Peralta said. “I don’t try to go and talk about A-Rod because everybody is different. He’s taking it differently. I don’t know what he’s doing.”

Repoz Posted: January 18, 2014 at 10:59 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 19, 2014 at 07:59 AM (#4641803)
There was no remorse in any of Peralta's statements, just a strong tone of victimhood. And the piece's author, Mr. Wilhelm, assumed an all too familiar posture (you know, when a PED guy signs with our team) of reminding us just how honorable Peralta was to "endure" the consequences and "accept" his punishment.
   2. Rancischley Leweschquens (Tim Wallach was my Hero) Posted: January 19, 2014 at 08:38 AM (#4641807)
I know I can play baseball naturally

For some reason, this made me think of this.
   3. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: January 19, 2014 at 09:26 AM (#4641812)
Did he mean "I know I can play baseball naturally" or "I know I can play baseball, naturally" ?
   4. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: January 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM (#4641833)
"I don't know what he's doing". Truer words have rarely been spoken.
   5. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: January 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM (#4641842)
There was no remorse in any of Peralta's statements, just a strong tone of victimhood.

That's America today. These days, we're lucky if the guy who gets caught doesn't accuse the tester of being a bigot, like Ryan Braun did. Canned, scripted, phony remorse is about the best we can expect we can expect of any of these guys.
   6. Publius Publicola Posted: January 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM (#4641866)
"Mistakes were made."
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM (#4641885)
“I’m going to try to do the best I can do and try to help the Cardinals go to the World Series one more time and win.”


One more time? You've got a 4-year contract, buddy.
   8. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 19, 2014 at 03:39 PM (#4641962)
For some reason, this made me think of this.


First thing I thought of, too (the Beatles' version)!
   9. vivaelpujols Posted: January 19, 2014 at 06:06 PM (#4642088)
One more time? You've got a 4-year contract, buddy.

He's planning on getting suspended after the first year.
   10. RMc (full name TBA) Posted: January 19, 2014 at 06:55 PM (#4642134)
Peraltamont!

Sympathy For the Cardinal?
   11. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 19, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4642215)
[quoteOne more time? You've got a 4-year contract, buddy.]

He almost said 5 more times, but didn't want anyone to know he was still juicing.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: January 19, 2014 at 09:14 PM (#4642285)
I don’t try to go and talk about A-Rod because everybody is different.


Smartest thing any current or ex player has said about this.
   13. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: January 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM (#4642670)
And the piece's author, Mr. Wilhelm, assumed an all too familiar posture (you know, when a PED guy signs with our team) of reminding us just how honorable Peralta was to "endure" the consequences and "accept" his punishment.

The Classiest Organization in Baseball™ will only deign to sign The Most Remorseful Juicers in Baseball™.

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