Sunday, March 03, 2013

It's never enough, is it?

Hey, kids -- remember Melky Cabrera? That strange guy who played so well for the Orange and Black and then got busted for PEDs? He got suspended for 50 games and had no part of the Giants postseason -- which is what players play for, if their comments to sportswriters are to be believed.

Now Brainless Bud Selig wants to increase the penalties. Here's the deal -- the same hysterics who have decided to make the Hall of Fame irrelevant are NEVER ever going to be satisfied, even if the offending players wind up going to prison. John Perricone at Only Baseball Matters has a sensible response -- 

Players are being harmed by the suspensions, teams are being harmed. Melky was essentially an outcast in SF after his suspension, banned from the postseason, and from an eventual championship. What more do you want? Shoot them? It’s a game, people. Someone cheats, they get suspended. Three strikes and you’re out. That’s enough. The Players Association should resist any further calls for tougher penalties. They have no incentive, and they are not required to.

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