Most of the LA media has given Mark McGwire a pass on his recent comments about Jose Canseco, published by Mark Saxon of ESPNLA:
“It’s too late. I don’t care to ever speak to him again. What he did was wrong.”
Well Mark, you were the liar and Jose told the truth. What Canseco did was right, but done for the wrong reason. He did it to make money, not do the right thing, even though it was the right thing. You all know that I feel steroids should be legal, but they aren’t and McGwire was the liar. Watch the video of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith on the above link and see how they weigh in.
But, Mark McGwire is bitter and being bitter is like drinking poison and thinking someone else will die. Let it go Mark – it is eating you up. By the way, I saw Mark McGwire up close back in the day and he was huge – I felt small around him. Now, I am bigger than he is. Wow! What a difference and I am about 10 years older. Anyway Big Mac needs to let it go – we all know that Canseco is a knucklehead. Move on Mark – just don’t be bitter.
- Joc Pederson celebrated his 21st HR by making it a Grand Slam last night. I had to go back to 1997 to find a successful major league player who lead Albuquerque in HR – Paul Konerko with 37. Here are a few of the other guys who lead the Dukes or Isotopes in home runs: Joe Dillon, Jerry Sands, Dalls McPhearson, Chris Donnels and Brent Cookson. Shoot Hiram Bocachica hit 23 one year at Albuquerque! So, for the most part, hitting a lot or HR there is meaningless. Billy Ashley was awesome there. Maybe the Dodgers feel Joc will be exposed at the major league level so they are leaving him there to jack up his trade value. That’s the only reason to keep him there.
- Darnell Sweeney committed 3 Errors in CF last night – he now has 29! Ouch!
- Alex Guerrero continues to smoke minor league pitching – he had a double and triple last night while playing 3B at RC. Trade bait too?
- Dan Haren will allegedly be skipped in the rotation for his next start.
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