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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sherman: LET’S HOPE A-ROD’S DOING IT CLEAN

Here is what it moved me to say: I hope he is doing this clean. That is near impossible to know since, for example, HGH is not tested for. But if he is doing this clean—and, again, let’s hope so—it would reassert how foolish he was to ever play dirty and raise doubts about all of his accomplishments, including those in the present tense.

After all, he is thriving now despite the hip surgery, disrupted spring and birth certificate realities. If he is clean, it is a reminder that his prodigious talent did not need artificial assistance.

Rodriguez, more than some quadruple-A hanger-on hoping for a major league career, had the advantage of outrageous skills. He fell victim to wanting more and/or the peer pressure of the game, and didn’t need to heed those calls. He had the right formula clean: Talent plus work ethic equals greatness.

To that extent, Girardi suggested that the hip injury has been a blessing in disguise because it temporarily both robbed the game he loved from Rodriguez and also gave him time to re-assess the messy state of his day-to-day existence.

“We really missed him,” Girardi said. “But over the long haul he got a chance to think about things in his life.”

Wash hog here, if handy.

Repoz Posted: May 20, 2009 at 10:11 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: May 20, 2009 at 10:52 AM (#3185820)
hip injury=paid vacation to Colorado to clear his mind and study kabbalah.
   2. tfbg9 Posted: May 20, 2009 at 12:21 PM (#3185840)
Might as well hope Hugh Jackman is doing it clean, Shermo.
   3. JRVJ (formerly Delta Socrates) Posted: May 20, 2009 at 12:58 PM (#3185873)
I'm going to assume that (1) Sherman wanted to find an angle to his column, and this was it; (2) If A-Rod is roiding NOW (or whatever) AFTER everything that's gone down in the last few months, he is truly funny in the cabezo........
   4. zonk Posted: May 20, 2009 at 01:04 PM (#3185882)
You mean, like not sharing needles with Clemens or something?
   5. Greg Schuler Posted: May 20, 2009 at 01:06 PM (#3185885)
If you know what I mean...

He's got a handful of this what does he do with it?
He's got a barrel of this what does he do with it?

He does it clean, do it clean...
   6. The Original SJ Posted: May 20, 2009 at 01:38 PM (#3185923)
Yes, lets. Also, lets hope Joe Sherman retires.
   7. John DiFool2 Posted: May 20, 2009 at 02:42 PM (#3186004)
Damn, #5 beat me to it.
   8. Swoboda is freedom Posted: May 20, 2009 at 03:27 PM (#3186047)
Well I hope that Sherman has stopped beating his wife.
   9. zack Posted: May 20, 2009 at 03:46 PM (#3186068)
All I want is some good clean fun
You can freak out, you can shoot up
You can fall down, you can self-destruct
Just leave me alone!
Work hard, play hard, work up a sweat
Stay out of trouble, if you're able!
Don't spoil my day,
So don't misunderstand what I say,
It's hard to say 'no' and not 'O.K.'!
   10. Good cripple hitter Posted: May 20, 2009 at 04:50 PM (#3186134)
Cocaine, heroin, I never use speed I never put the needle in
Bad sex, heavy debts, it's too late to run when they come and snap your legs
Razor blades, guns and chains,
You'll never get into heaven if you're gonna play those games
I do believe
If you keep it clean, you've got to succeed
Keep it clean!
   11. tribefan Posted: May 20, 2009 at 04:55 PM (#3186139)
I'm a person just like you
But I've got better things to do
Than sit around and #### my head
Hang out with the living dead
Snort white #### up my nose
Pass out at the shows
I don't even think about speed
That's something I just don't need
   12. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 20, 2009 at 06:28 PM (#3186281)
#5, x2.

Echo and the Bunnymen! Now THAT'll be stuck in my head all day.
   13. Greg Schuler Posted: May 20, 2009 at 07:09 PM (#3186358)
As well is should, #12. As well it should.
   14. Srul Itza Posted: May 20, 2009 at 07:25 PM (#3186394)
since, for example, HGH is not tested for

And shouldn't be, since it doesn't do squat,

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