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07:17 AM ET 08.06 | Jhonny Peralta hit The List on Monday, accepting his 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball. He'll sit, rather than fight. He'll hope that time will soften anger over his abandonment of a playoff-chasing team that desperately needs his bat. But Peralta should never again don the Old English D. Peralta didn't make a mistake. He made a choice. There was nothing innocent about it. If the Tigers bring him back after he has served his "punishment," they are nothing more than enablers. They would become yet another accomplice in the blatant piracy of competitive honor in baseball. ... There's punishment. And there's prevention. Until the former becomes harsh, the latter remains unattainable.

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August 6, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Another guy who should have appealed!!!

August 6, 2013  08:50 AM ET

He will get a nice contract from somebody and that team will make it clear that their is a provision in there if he " ever fails a drug test." which will not happen because he never failed one before. And that is that.

August 6, 2013  08:51 AM ET

The writer takes a moral high ground but I see he does not say the Tigers should remove the pennant flags they won during his time with the team.

August 6, 2013  08:55 AM ET

If not in the Motor City next year he will play somewhere because we are people who believe in second chances and being greedy no matter what has happen in the past to an individual who breaks rules of the game and show our kids it alright to do this.

August 6, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Arrogance, Mr. Sharp... Blatant arrogance. Hope you never smoked pot.

August 6, 2013  09:41 AM ET

It did seem a bit strange that he became that much better of a player after he left Cleveland. Who knew...

August 6, 2013  10:15 AM ET

If he is sincere and contrite about his indiscretions and does the good and right thing from this point on he should receive another chance in Detroit. So far he has said the right thing by saying he has no excuse and made a mistake, unlike Cruz who had a medical problem and instead of going to team doctors for advice and treatment he went the low road.

August 6, 2013  10:48 AM ET

He definitely has no excuse but he did not make a mistake. A mistake is lilke putting on one brown sock and one black one. These players made a choice, a concious decision. They knew it was wrong, they did it anyway, and now they are sorry only because they got caught. How fitting that A-Rod wears number 13 as he is the 13th of the players suspended and apparently the only one who doesn't get it.

August 6, 2013  10:50 AM ET

I think Detroit will not make a decision, if they have, will not disclose it until the end of the suspension. they will discuss that decision with peralta behind closed doors.

August 6, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The writer takes a moral high ground but I see he does not say the Tigers should remove the pennant flags they won during his time with the team.

Yeah, this writer is a straight putz. I don't see an asterisk next to SF's title last year (Mota AND Cabrera), so I don't buy the "tainting" of a team accomplishment.

August 6, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He definitely has no excuse but he did not make a mistake. A mistake is lilke putting on one brown sock and one black one. These players made a choice, a concious decision. They knew it was wrong, they did it anyway, and now they are sorry only because they got caught. How fitting that A-Rod wears number 13 as he is the 13th of the players suspended and apparently the only one who doesn't get it.

Exactly.

August 6, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yeah, this writer is a straight putz. I don't see an asterisk next to SF's title last year (Mota AND Cabrera), so I don't buy the "tainting" of a team accomplishment.

The Giants at least deserve credit for not activating Cabrera for the playoffs when he came off suspension.

August 6, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Will Yankees take down pennants while A-rod was there?

August 6, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Should we do away with all prisons too? People chose to smoke pot, cheat on their taxes, rob a store etc. Those aren't mistakes those are choices! Unless this writer judges them differently because they are ball players! Prisons are just enablers right....

August 6, 2013  11:33 AM ET

Does the writer also want to do away with all prisons and just execute people or is this just for athletes? After all tax evasion, stealing and smoking pot are choices not mistakes!!!

August 6, 2013  11:44 AM ET

what teams do with those accepting suspensions is up to the team . I don't think Milwaukee is going to part ways with Braun nor will Texas banish Nelson Cruz. As far as Cabrera with SD a lot will depend how well his replacement plays, but I think Cabrera will return to S.D. the others suspended is still up in the air.

August 6, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Will Yankees take down pennants while A-rod was there?

No.

August 6, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Will Yankees take down pennants while A-rod was there?

It's not like the guy has ever been a Mr. October.

 
August 6, 2013  12:44 PM ET

In all honsty - who really cares about PEDs? It's all just BS the media thrives on to stir up a debate. And why is A-Rod's PED suspension a "Yankee" issue and not a Mariners/Rangers/Yankees issue?

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