Although Gary Weiss, "Rookie of the Year" Short...stop for the Reagan-era Oakland Athletics baseball team, never turned the double play with Tinkers or Evers, today's hearings in Congress and Wikipedia were indeed...sad
As I read about the Congressional hearing, and of the utmost importance about baseball players and what whore-mones they can be, as opposed to, say, the importance to Senator Dingel-berries of 10,000 more American men a year dying a horrible death due to Prostate Cancer than necessary so that a doctor could maintain the chemo-quo and clear a cool $500 mill for his daddies, my thoughts turn to Roger Clemens, Joe Nocera, Christofurio who admires them both as do I, and the pros and cons of admitting past transgressions vs. <cricket(s)>.
That investigation was prompted by another hearing on steroids held by the same committee in the same wood-paneled room, on March 17, 2005. That is best remembered for having tarnished the reputations of Mark McGwire - who infamously repeated, "I'm not here to talk about the past" - and Rafael Palmeiro - who wagged his finger and declared he never had used steroids, then failed a drug test months later.
In a reference to that day, Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., cautioned Clemens and McNamee: "It's better not to talk about the past than to lie about the past."
I think I now better understand the wisdom of the <crickets> show given by some of the more cagey Wikipedians, as opposed to the finger waggers.....
Say it ain't so, Shoeless Jimbo. Say it ain't so.This post has been edited by Piperdown: Thu 14th February 2008, 5:25am