2/15/2008

Rogers Ramblings

Did anyone else happen to see Roger Clements little appearance at a congressional hearing a couple days ago? Just what the hell was he doing there? What in hell ever motivated those idiots to call him there in the first place? Are they in some way trying to "protect our youth" from the evils of steroid use? It didn't work the last time they tried it, so other than getting themselves a lot more face time, I wonder just what it is that makes them tick?

The part that really frost's my butt is that they are spending all this money and time on something they have no business sticking their collective noses in! Is not 'Major League Baseball" a private enterprise? They have hundreds of rules about how to play the game and what you can and cannot do as a member of these teams. So if one of their players wants to stick needles in his ass to grow bigger muscles, just how does that come under the pervue of the US congress? It is up to the owners of these teams to discipline their transgressors.

If it was up to me, they would sign a contract when they first begin their careers that says,"if you use illegal stuff ONE (1) time, you will be fired and can never play again in this league". Do you suppose something like that will ever happen? Nah! Not in my lifetime, or yours. TIFN

7 comments:

Lin M. said...

amen

Old NFO said...

I'm not surprised... The congresscritters don't want to actually do anything productive, so they call hearings on stuff like this to get their names in the papers and on TV. Their impact will be negligble at best, because HGH was NOT illegal at the time most of these players took it. I agree with the one use and you're gone though. Although most players admit they are not, do they care to be role models... sigh...

Sam said...

Funny how partisan it got, with Republicans backing Roger and Democrats backing the others. The issue might not be topic (protecting our youth from steroids) but simple political gamesmanship. -sammie

Anonymous said...

But why should honest taxpayers like you & me have to pay out to take care of the non-famous idiots who shoot needles in their ass to grow bigger muscles? I think that might be what Congress is getting at.
No, shooting up wasn't illegal back in 2002, but as far as I know the laws against perjury haven't changed.
As much as it pains me to believe a Bible thumper like Pettitte, I'd have to give him the edge this round.

Anonymous said...

What motivation does an owner have to stop the behavior? They want their players to produce because if they do, it means selling more tickets. This means more $ to line their greedy pockets. Are you that naive to think these owners, who know nothing about the game, care about the integrity of the baseball? Furthermore, the average Joe thinks that taking HGH magically will make you a major leaguer. You can shoot 99% of the population with performance enhancing stuff and it won't allow them to hit a 96 mph cut-fastball.

Anonymous said...

The most interesting aspect is that Arlen Spector was the guy who came up witht the single bullet theory of the Kennedy Assisination.

There should be hearings into who killed our president, and who Spector was instrumental in coverig it up.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the spelling


The most interesting aspect is that Arlen Spector was the guy who came up with the single bullet theory of the Kennedy Assassination.

There should be hearings into who killed our president, and how Spector was instrumental in covering it up.