Is this insane or what, the United States Congress wasting our time and tax dollars on steroids in baseball? You know it wasn't too long ago, ten years to be exact that Congress actually investigated worthwhile things of importance, you know like whether a sitting President was screwing around with an intern. But seriously folks, baseball gets destroyed on this while in the AFC Championship game this Sunday Rodney Harrison and Shawne Merriman, both suspended for steroids previously, will be playing without so much as a peep.
I really don't want to veer off into politics on this blog, but seriously there are much more important issues facing this country and Congress is worried about steroids in baseball, could they possibly be anymore out of touch? There is a load of other important issues facing this country and yet there is this fixation and fascination on this why? Seriously, when you go back to your constituents and congressional districts and they ask what legislation you've introduced and passed concerning the price of oh I don't know, EVERYTHING, like goods, food, gas, oil and energy prices, the economy possibly heading towards recession, healthcare, immigration, people losing their jobs and you'll tell them what exactly? Did you see me, I really grilled that Rocket Roger Clemens, boy oh boy! Guuuh.
I am not implicating him, but do you think that now would be as good a time as any to put President George W. Bush under oath to see if he could help in getting to the bottom of this as he stated in his State of the Union Address a few years back? I mean he was owner Texas Rangers when Jose Canseco and Rafael Palmeiro played there, you think the man might be able to offer some insight into what was going on during this era? Plus Democrats could actually claim they finally got him to testify under oath, as they have been so cowardly been unable to thus far, but that's for another blog at another time.
Honestly though this is the biggest joke and the most astonishing amount of grandstanding ever, really what are they going to get out of this? They clearly aren't sending these guys to jail just on the basis of steroids, I mean Raffy Palmeiro blatantly lied right in their faces and nothing happened to him. As far as Barry Bonds and Marion Jones go, they're being investigated by the feds for things far greater than this whole steroid thing.
If nothing is going to come of this then why should we as baseball fans be dragged through it? Nobody is going to be kicked out of the game, nobody's records are going to be erased. Most of these sports writers, columnists, talking heads and vultures who are eating this stuff up at the end of the day have said they'll still vote for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens when they come up for the Hall of Fame, so sanctimony is abound am I right?
Bud Selig and Donald Fehr, both of whom I haven't been able to stand since the baseball strike of 1994 are just as if not more responsible for this mess than any of the players. Clearly baseball fans who are coming out in the millions and making MLB billions are somewhat annoyed but for the most part couldn't care less. So ESPN can get Roger Cossack off my **** TV and show some damn highlights already!
Maybe this baseball era goes down like the music era of the 60's which also had a drug culture to it, lots of great music, lots of great baseball. There's a lot of worse things going on in other sports than steroids, like say the NFL's great example to kids, Michael Vick, Pacman Jones and oh I don't know the entire Cincinnati Bengals roster! I'm not condoning steroid use and I'd like to know that what I'm watching is legit, but in the end it really is all he-said-he-said and we are all left to judge for ourselves if we trust what we are seeing is true greatness or inflated garbage.