Entries in baseball (8)
there are female fans out there who base their love of the Phillies – and baseball in general – on something greater than bulging biceps or a chiseled jaw. The romance of baseball is what keeps the true fans of both genders going back… not the fantasy of a baseball romance.
With roughly a little more than a third of the 2010 baseball season in the books, and with the second coming of Cy Young about to make his major league debut as I write this, I thought now would be a good time to re-visit my previous post “National Forecast”.
The transformation from unlovable losers to division contenders may not happen in 2010, but the days of bottom dwellers is officially over in Washington. D.C. rejoice.
Major League Baseball is developing talent that is cheaper in other countries because it is cost effective, not because they play better baseball. The talent they find in Venezuela or Guatemala must still come through the system and be shaped into major league players. MLB organizations are replacing good American jobs with foreign players because of money.
And yet another professional baseball player has gone through the Steroid Confession Apology Tour. Unlike Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez whose admissions and positive drug tests took everyone by surprise earlier last year (ARod because he was what everyone proclaimed to be the embodiment of a true athlete amongst a sea of dirty players and Manny because no one thought he had the know-with-all to take a multivitamin everyday much less a complicated HGH cycle), Mark McGwire’s admission yesterday to a decade of steroid use was met with as much surprise as a rock star OD.