Thursday, June 21, 2007

I Come To Bury Ceaser

I just wanted to shed some light on a story that seemed to have flown under the radar of most news outlets and certainly Bud Selig's office. In a recent interview Tom Hicks, the owner of the Texas Rangers, made the following comments in reference to deals he most regretted making:

“Juan Gonzalez, for $24 million, after he came off steroids probably… we just gave that money away,”.

He has since backtracked and released the following statement:

“I have no knowledge that Juan used steroids. His number of injuries and early retirement just makes me suspicious. In any event, we paid him $24 million for very few games.”

The Commissioner is trying to basically blackmail Jason Giambi into testifying in front of the Mitchell commission, but he refuses to subject the owners to the same type of scrutiny. Of course the owners weren't the one's taking steroids, but it is very clear that they knew about it and did nothing to stop it. Bud would never take the owners to task for this problem because they are his friends and they pay his salary. Perhaps Shakespeare put it best when he said, "The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves". The Commissioner and the owners need to brush up on their classics.

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