Suspensions MUST happen

February 12, 2009 | Keith Melchior

Whether you like them or not, Alex Rodriguez and Miguel Tejada MUST be fined and suspended by Major League Baseball.  They have not only embarrassed themselves, their teams, the fans, the league, but they got caught and, in Tejada’s case, got caught lying to the Federal government. Seeing Tejada apologizing while in tears made me laugh. Waaa waaaa waaaaa call the waaaaambulance!!  Another sports figure offering a phony apology. Sorry Miggy, apology NOT ACCEPTED and, get this, I just burned your tee shirt because it means absolutely nothing now. Tejada knew what he was doing and he got caught. He should go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass GO, and do not collect 13 MILLION DOLLARS. I have no sympathy for any of these idiots.  All that money and not one ounce of common sense. I wonder who is next on the list to come out with the next superficial apology.

If A-Roid and Tejada are allowed to play a full season of baseball in 2009, then Major League Baseball, it’s management and the player’s union lose any credibility they have left and they’ll all be viewed as a total farce.

Let them play in the meaningless World Baseball Classic then go play in another part of the world where there are no banned substances, but stop giving them American money for cheating, especially when they KNOW what they are doing is wrong.