REALLY? The Questions I Have Heading into the 2009 MLB Season

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REALLY? The Questions I Have Heading into the 2009 MLB Season

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I hope that Seth Myers agrees as I make an attempt at my version of the popular "REALLY" segment of "Weekend Update"

1.  89 players named in the Mitchell Report, 104 players test positive in 2003, several players including Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Paul Byrd, and Rafael Palmeiro are all implicated yet Bud Selig declares that Alex Rodriguez has “shamed the game”……………………….REALLY?

2.  Today is the second day of spring training and Carl Pavano has not hit the DL yet…………….REALLY?

3.  It has been reported that Bud Selig was paid $18 million in 2007 to serve as the commissioner of Major League baseball…………………REALLY?

4.  People constantly complain about the absurdity of baseball player salaries yet no one says a word about Oprah making $385 million in 2008……………..REALLY?  To bring this point closer to the top MLB salaries, Miley Cyrus earned $26 million in 2008…………….REALLY? I will rationalize the world class athlete over the talentless teenage redneck any day of the week………..REALLY!

5.  The 1969 Mets earned the moniker the Amazing Mets.  Now, 23 years removed from their last World Series victory and coming off successive final stretch meltdowns, New York sport writers still refer to them as the “Amazins”………..REALLY? Those melt downs were AMAZIN……..REALLY!

6.  Another season of baseball upon us and we Yankee fans who cheer for the highest payroll in baseball are forced to listen to another year of Michael Kay, Suzyn Waldman, and John Sterling………REALLY?  The richest team in baseball and we get this?.............REALLY?

7.  Roger Clemens’ DNA has been identified on the syringes and gauze pads provided by Bryan McNamee and he still professes his innocence……………REALLY!  REALLY ROGER?

8.  Andy Petitte is not worried about being on the list of 104 players that tested positive for steroids in 2003 because, as he put it, “I have never done a steroid”………….REALLY ANDY, REALLY?  Is that how you rationalize it?  By pointing out the fact that HGH is not a steroid?...................REALLY?

9.   Selena Roberts does not have an obsession with Alex Rodriguez, yet she has penned such beauties as:"A-Rod’s Properties and Charity Suggest Some Stinging", "SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Rodriguez Is a Bauble A Champion Doesn't Need", "Splendor in the Park: A-Rod Is Posing a Problem", "No Longer the Prom King, Rodriguez Seeks a Role", "Rodriguez Is Getting Hits, to His Glowing Reputation"

REALLY? Not a hint of an obsession here, Selena?  REALLY?

10.  If players of the “steroid era” are going to be considered for the Hall Of Fame someday, Pete Rose should be considered as well…………………REALLY?   (This opinion is free of sarcasm…………REALLY!)

 

 

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