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Roberts has become Baltimore lightning rod

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07:55 AM ET 02.27 | Yes, it may be fair to say that Brian Roberts has not quite lived up to the contract he signed. But I don't get some of the almost nasty comments I see from time to time on various message boards. I can assure those fans, a seemingly small but vocal segment, that Roberts didn't get hurt just to tick you off and that he didn't intend to sign a big contract with the club and then start missing games. ... Roberts has become a lightning rod for criticism and sometimes it seems to bring out the worst in some fans. He didn't force the Orioles to sign him to a big-bucks deal, he just played very well as a homegrown player and the team offered him the contract.

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February 27, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Most if not all PED users become lightning rods.........

February 27, 2013  01:30 PM ET

don't know about ped, but the man worked hard for the contract he got. He also never stopped working back to playing. Oh, if i hear one more comment about peds from either fans or writers, i may puke. If either side (especially writers) really cared about the "intergrity" of the game, the issue would have been resolved long ago. Nobody involved: owners, players, networks, writers, and fans cared as long as their team won and the money rolled in.

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