Thursday, February 12, 2009

Speaking of 'The Hammer'...

Bud Selig is reportedly considering:

a) Suspending A-Rod for his positive steroids test in 2003, and
b) Re-instating Hank Aaron as the all-time HR king.

Here's the link.

I'm absolutely speechless. No, seriously - speechless.

Oh, and Tejada might get deported for lying to Congress.

Jay Winik wrote a great book about April 1865. Someday someone's going to write a book about Feb 2009 and its impact on baseball. What an earth-shattering week this has been.

4 comments:

Cardinal70 said...

This is Selig posturing for the press. That's all.

First off, there's just no way you can take Bonds out of the record book. Once it's happened on the field, it stays in the books. Which of the home runs do you take away? How do you know that the extra pop in his bat, as it were, didn't wind up taking a few doubles away from him as balls went deeper and were caught? Where do you draw the line?

Second, he really opens some legal doors suspending ARod. One, there were no rules at the time for suspension. If he uses the "illegal" argument, it's possible, but then ARod sues because it wouldn't even be known without illegal leaking of the results.

I just don't see him doing anything like that.

Mike said...

Agree with both points.

I'm just flabbergasted that this Commissioner, who took no action on steroids until it was way too late, is even considering something this radical.

And I wanted to use the word flabbergasted today.

Cardinal70 said...

Flabbergasted is a good word. Personally, I like to use irk. And Selig often irks me.

Jeff said...

I'm a big fan of "flummox."

As in, "I'm often flummoxed by Bud Selig's thought processes."