You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me.

I haven’t made it any secret that I’m not a huge fan of Bill Simmons. He’s very hit-n-miss and for the past few years, his miss rate is much higher. I think he runs out the same tired jokes time and again and focuses far too much on reality TV jokes that often miss the mark. I realize Page 2 isn’t the bastion of sports, hell ESPN isn’t either, but maybe a little less focus on trying to pop off a one-liner wouldn’t make them look so forced and cause them to fall flat. Anyway, I was directed to his latest article, filled with backtracking of the highest order after he blasted the World Series, wherein he actually accused Kenny Rogers of steroid use:

“Back to Rogers: Does anyone else believe that he planted that brown stuff on his left hand to deflect attention away from the fact that he fits every possible profile of a steroids/greenies guy? I mean, let’s say you just returned from a three-week safari in Africa and I told you, “Yo, there’s this veteran pitcher in his early 40s with a storied track record for choking in big games, only now he’s working on a 22-inning scoreless streak in October and punctuating each start by screaming after every out and stomping around like a crazy homeless guy trying to clear out a bus stop?” Wouldn’t your first thought be, “What’s he taking?” Instead, we’re worried about some mud on his hand? Somebody make this guy pee in a cup, please.”

This claim is laughable at best and somewhat disturbing at worst. I just don’t see how this guy links a turn of luck in the postseason coupled with emotion during the streak as a sign of steroids. It probably wouldn’t bother me so much if I didn’t already dislike him, but this is just ridiculous. Stick to Laguna Beach references and an unhealthy obsession with the NBA.


One Comment to “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me.”

  1. This really seems to be the “status quo” reaction by people these days. If a fellow is playing well and he is older, it is automatically assumed that he is cheating at some level.

    Nice blog. Glad I came across it. I’ll have to bookmark it so I can come back and read when I begin to go through baseball withdrawels in a few months. 🙂

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