Between the goddamn report itself, the subsequent confirmations (Pettitte) and denials (Rocket and... everyone else), the speculation about who should or shouldn't be allowed in the Hall of Fame, other people insisting that guys that weren't
in the report should be
on the list (Canseco impugning A-Rod), and everyone that isn't on the list having something to say about the dudes on
the list (I am offering a bounty on Schilling's computer
- whoever destroys it and henceforth Schilling's blogging "career" shall be generously rewarded), the juice craze has reached critical mass in the YC's brain.
Before that list came out, I could not wait to get my grubby little paws on it, but now that we've all seen the report and realized that it was not as irrefutable as we might have hoped, I am just sick to death of all things steroid-related at this point.
Of all the people on the list, it's the Rocket that seems to be drawing all the attention
, because with the absence of other big-name shockers in the report folks have no choice but to throw all their anger at him. The fact that his friend - and dude that shared the same trainer - Dandy Andy, admitted
using HGH ain't helping the validity of his denials, but he continues to deny any involvement and to be honest I have to agree that his current M.O. of just steering clear of the media
for the time being is probably the best move. Additionally, I would be willing to place cold hard cash on a bet that the man will be doing everything he can to pitch again this season. Any takers?
My other favorite post-Mitchell-report-shenanigan so far is Paul Lo Duca
- one of the only guys that Mitchell had actual hard evidence against in the report - ditching out on his baseball camp for kids last weekend. I mentioned this one over in my FanHouse Minute
video the other day; the story is simply that he had a little baseball camp set up out in Arizona, 20-something kids showed up, and Pauly was nowhere to be found. Best part? No excuse! Classy dude, eh? (That "eh" is to encourage Canadians to read this shit. Did it work?)
Now that I just re-read what I wrote so far, I'm most sickened with myself for caring enough about this to write yet another post
about a report that I honestly don't trust the veracity of as far as I can throw it (and at 400+ pages and with me being a weakling, that really wouldn't be very far). Aren't y'all sick of it, too? (That "y'all" was to encourage southerners to read this shit. Did it work?)