Thursday, January 17, 2008


The duo of Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dumber (Baseball Commissioner "Bud" Selig and MLBPA union thug Donald Fehr) were grilled Tuesday by the equally unctuous and brain-addled members of the House Oversight committee regarding the findings of former-Senator George Mitchell's book report. It was, to say the least, underwhelming.

First, I probably should disqualify myself from any discussion of baseball since baseball has been dead to me (with the exception of the McGwire/Sosa home run races) since the 1994 strike caused the cancellation of the World Series. I watched as spoiled millionaires struck (striked?) against spoiled billionaires, to the point where the whole integrity of the game was insurmountably compromised, at least in my eyes.

Furthermore, this whole kabuki dance is a load of crap. Congress acts shocked - SHOCKED - that players would cheat and use illegal drugs to enhance their performance (when they themselves would put a hit out on their own mother if it meant reelection). Selig and Fehr act shocked - SHOCKED - that steroid abuse was going on (which fails to account for how they failed to notice that there were Terminator-like players roaming the Earth launching rocket-shot home runs into orbit for a decade). And the sports media bobble heads blather on endlessly about how AWFUL it all is (while they HAD to know all along that the Terminators hitting the home runs were juiced - it just wasn't a "story" back then, the home runs were). At least the media has the decency not to act shocked.

Please. PLEASE. Let it end. I'm tired of hearing about it. I personally don't give a raging rat's ass who, what, or where anyone used steroids. Please, just make it go away.