Sunday, July 5, 2009

Double standard?

OK, so let me get this straight.

Alex Rodriguez fails a drug survey test in 2003, the result is leaked to the media this spring and A-Rod subsequently has to admit he took steroids while he was a Texas Ranger from 2000-03. Since drug testing in Major League baseball began in 2004, the Yankee slugger has passed every drug test he has been given.

He misses the first six weeks of this season because of a hip injury that required surgery. Since his return he has been called a cheater and been treated as a pariah by fans and the media outside of New York.

The criticisms are fair and just.

Manny Ramirez, meanwhile, fails an MLB drug test this season and is suspended 50 games. He returned on Friday and is treated like a hero by the fans and media, who are simply willing to accept his transgression as Manny being Manny.

Is it just me, or is something not right with that?

7 Comments:

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I couldn't agree more.
Throw Manny out of the game.
And A-Rod, too, by the way.

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