Rodd Piper Once Said…

December 18, 2007 |

…”Just when they think they have all the answers, I change the question.”

That seems to be the early theme of this whole Mitchell Report. I just read an article by Jeff Zrebiec in the Baltimore Sun today. Zrebiec mentioned Brian Roberts’, a local fan favorite, heart condition that he overcame to become a first round draft pick for the Orioles.

I really don’t want this to sound cruel, but what does that have to do with this report? Am I suppose to feel sorry for Roberts now? Does this make me overlook the fact that Roberts, like others, cheated to gain a competitive edge.

As far as him using it once, I don’t believe that either. Roberts said that fans will believe what they wanted to believe in reference to his statement about using it only once, but I believe things based on what I see, not based on what I want to believe.

Jason Grimsley came to the Orioles in 2004. Grimsley named Roberts in a Los Angeles Times report in 2006. If Grimsley didn’t play for the Orioles the year Roberts said he used steroids, how does he name him? How does Grimsley know about Roberts’ steroid use before he became a teammate?

Now, that some of our favorite players are being named, some of us may begin to change our stance on steroid use. The question was about Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, etc. What were we going to do about those guys? Now, you have to include the so called “good guys” in that question. I’m sure the answers will change, too.

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