We were bamboozled! Shafted! Bush-leagued!
This latest evidence as reported by SI has made me sick. Of course there have been numerous conspiracy theories but now we KNOW that they knew. Heads need to roll, starting with Bud Selig, including Gene Orza, and on down.
This is an absolute disgrace to the game of baseball.
Their stance as given by Rob Manfred is weak. It also will not hold up in Federal court, by the way. "Because the survey testing that took place in 2003 was intended to be non-disciplinary and anonymous, we can not make any comment on the accuracy of this report as it pertains to the player named."
My stance as a fan of the game is: "I want my money back!"
The millions of taxpayer dollars that have gone into to their new stadiums.
The thousands of dollars spent on tickets to go the games and the overpriced concessions.
I want my money back.
MLB fed us this new game. They used all these long balls and gaudy statistics to put us back in the seats after it shut us out with the strike. They think we will just turn a cheek, as they did, and keep throwing our hard-earned money at them.
They do not care about the history of this great game and what it has stood for through more than a century of America. They are still getting their millions hand over fist and destroying the pastime that some of us revere so deeply.
As a lifelong fan I demand better. We all should.