Ozzie Guillen, the outspoken manager for the Chicago White Sox, says it all about the Performance Enhancing Drugs list latest exposure of David Ortiz. Ozzie gives us humor and common sense about Performance Enhancing Drugs, and the never ending list. The best way to say it all is just to say what he said from his interview on ESPN.
Ozzie says from the best of my understanding and almost word for word, Can somebody, can somebody in baseball please, we all begging people, get that stupid list out and move on! This is ridiculous, this is embarrassing, this is a joke! Whoever is there, is there and get them out and that’s it. We gonna continue to be alive, we gonna continue to play the game, but sitting here every freaking day, every manager, every player respond the same question that’s, that’s, its getting tired, its old its not me. Every time I put the TV on every manager they say the same stuff we do. Whoever’s there maybe somebody making money on that list, little by little come on I mean you gonna divorce me? Divorce me right away! Don’t say you gonna leave me! Im serious every night if you gonna be im gonna divorce you, no get outa my house, or you get out, every week we gotta come up with this stuff. Can somebody please do this thing and just move on, god its just getting old, its just getting old and we all know the list is out there, we don’t know who is out there its just like whos gonna be next? What we gonna do? I was eating today and I see the news and I go god I gotta come out and respond to this stupid question again! You know me I think, I think we should do it and you know believe me that list is gonna be out there its not gonna be any problem for baseball. a lot many people be upset, disappointed, but how much disappointed gonna be with a few names out there that already went out. See what I mean Maybe they need to talk about it, maybe we need to talk about this every week to get peoples attention, but this not the right way to get peoples attention!
In the long run who really cares? Obviously the person(s) that are getting paid every time a name is released cares, and don’t think that just includes these Lawyers, or the New York Times. Newspapers across the nation, Sports talk shows on radio get more listeners! ESPN and other sports TV shows get more viewers! Its almost a boost to the economy. But truthfully the fans of the game, true fans don’t care about what happened in 2003 when these substances were not even illegal at the time.
If you look at the names on the list that have been exposed, has anything really happened to them besides becoming more famous, headlines in the news, and ultimately they get full support from their home fan base. Don’t believe me, just look at Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankee’s.
If the Players that came up positive were truly notified by the league they failed the test, then they could stop all of this by just coming forward and putting themselves out there. Why not? If you look at all the players that have been exposed so far, nothing has happened to them, and nothing will. Accept maybe an asterisk*