Ahhhh…now it’s summer.
Grilling burgers on the deck.
Trips to the beach.
And breaking news about suspending baseball players 50 games because of steroid use.
Baseball — the great American sport.
Of course, we all knew this steroid stuff was true back in the winter when the story first broke about Biogenesis and Dr. Anthony Bosch. The players denied it – like always – but only a fool would think they were all innocent.
The two biggest frauds of all are Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. Anyone who used is guilty and subject to the suspension, so in that regard all of the named users are frauds in their own way.
But A-Rod and Braun are King Frauds I and II.
Rodriguez sat in front of Peter Gammons four years ago and wordsmithed his way through an interview about his own steroid use, claiming he was “clean” and vowing to do it the right way from here on in.
Braun embarrassed MLB last year by failing a drug test and then coming up with a bizarre story about a tainted urine specimen and some guy leaving the bottle out on his kitchen table and – VOILA! – he was suddenly “not guilty” and avoided the suspension Bud Selig was prepared to hand down.
King Fraud I and King Fraud II, coming to a stadium near you soon.
These guys are hilarious.
“Just tell the fans you didn’t do it…they’ll believe you. Most of them aren’t smart enough to know any different.”
Can’t you just hear Braun’s agent telling him that? I sure can.
Except we’re all smart enough to know that Ryan Braun, and A-Rod, and the rest of the guys on that Biogenesis list didn’t get there by signing up through their local church.
Like we suspected all along.
I’m not sure if the Ravens really ARE interested in JaMarcus Russell or not.
My only question would be this: “Why would they be?”
What on earth could JaMarcus Russell possibly bring to the table (please, no food jokes here) for the Ravens?
Roger Federer is once again trophy-less at the French Open.
Much like Pete Sampras, Federer hasn’t been able to take his hardcourt and grass court mastery to Paris every May.
Yes, yes, Federer did manage to win one French Open to complete the career Grand Slam, but he didn’t have to face Rafael Nadal in the Final, so it only half counts.
Sampras, of course, never did win on the clay in Paris.
Horses for courses, I guess.
We’re getting one day closer to the U.S. Open golf championship, which means you’re about to find out who my “dark horse” betting favorite is for next week’s event at Merion in Philadelphia.
Get your money together.
Put $100 down on this guy.
You might be thrilled with me on June 19.