Before Wednesday’s game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi wondered how Jeter will deal with participating in one of these ceremonies each time he visits a different city this season.
Get ready for another milestone: the first ceremony of Derek Jeter’s farewell tour.
Since most men don’t have the time, money, and desperation for such municipal waste, we have the A-Rod apologist, who, like their fallen icon, has resorted to vast swaths of illogical reasoning, deflection, and denial in his defense.
“I’d rather face (Jeff) Bagwell and (Craig) Biggio than Piazza,” Mazzone told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon.
It may not happen on Wednesday. It may not happen next year. But soon, the cheaters and suspected cheaters will get in. It is inevitable.
He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
“I want to keep that memory of mine,” Rivera told the crowd of 40,542, second largest of the season at Minute Maid Park behind Opening Day. “For that, I apologize. You guys deserved more, but I’m being a little selfish.”
“I’ve reached the point where I know that I’ve left everything I have out there on that field,” Pettitte said in a statement. “The time is right. I’ve exhausted myself, mentally and physically, and that’s exactly how I want to leave this game.”
The petition, according to USA TODAY Sports, claims that the GM “intentionally misled federal investigators during the Roger Clemens investigation (and) knew of clubhouse steroid use by various Yankees players…”
An imposter claiming to be Spencer called the station and admitted to taking steroids, saying, “I have used steroids in the past … Did I ever see anyone using them? Absolutely.”
MLB has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez is on the list, according to CBS News.
“I’ve got my own feelings on particular people in MLB, you know, how they approached my situation,” Roger Clemens said. “I don’t know about it, and I don’t care about it, to tell you the truth.”
Remember when BALCO fell like the Roman Empire? Somewhere in the ashes, we assumed that a fatal blow was struck against dopers and dealers. We thought that the eye of the steroid storm had drifted off to the sea of history. How’s that going?