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(ESPN)   Suspicion of PEDs? No HOF for you. Manage the worst of the 'Roid Era to a few hundred wins while claiming complete ignorance? Hey, c'mon in   (espn.go.com) divider line 7
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2013-12-14 09:48:11 PM  
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And Reilly, I am fairly certain that ESPN was well aware of the steroid issue and the mountain of evidence against Bonds when it gleefully covered his assault on the career home run record with its nightly "Chasing Aaron" ticker, so fark you and the sanctimonious horse you rode in on.
2013-12-15 02:19:43 AM  
2 votes:
Sports are entertainment. Give us spectacle. Give them all PEDs. Let the teams hire chemists for designer drugs so fans will pay top dollar for the finished product (the show, not the drugs). Eliminate the competition between league and players and put the focus where it should be: between clubs.
2013-12-14 09:31:41 PM  
2 votes:
Rick Reilly is an insufferable twit.
2013-12-15 10:41:26 AM  
1 votes:
I'd be fine with keeping these managers out of the Hall of Fame, just as long as Bud Selig is blacklisted also.
2013-12-14 11:12:03 PM  
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Incorrigible Astronaut: Nabb1: Rick Reilly is an insufferable twit.

Yep. The sad thing is that he used to be a great writer back in the day.


Honestly...that was probably the best piece of commentary he has thrown together for ESPN.

Even though it read like the person who wrote it was drinking heavily.

Which at this point, I couldn't blame him for doing.

All of the Reilly bashing aside, the guy does have a point. If anyone thinks that these managers had no idea what was going on in their clubhouse, they are boxer shorts on head retarded. I hold no opinion either way honestly.

At a time in sports where big numbers equal big dollars, you'd be a moron not to enhance your performance if you could get away with it. Especially baseball with their stats driven culture and at the time, draconian testing laws.

It is what it is, but if Bonds and the rest of the so-called "a-holes" are kept out of the HOF, these weasly do no wrong managers should be held to the same accord.
2013-12-14 10:37:16 PM  
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Nabb1: And Reilly, I am fairly certain that ESPN was well aware of the steroid issue and the mountain of evidence against Bonds when it gleefully covered his assault on the career home run record with its nightly "Chasing Aaron" ticker, so fark you and the sanctimonious horse you rode in on.


To be fair, Reilly wasn't with ESPN then.

Also, he's not wrong. He might be an "insufferable twit" but when your record is built on the backs of cheaters and that record gets you into the Hall of Fame it's certainly valid to question why that is a just result. That said, I don't care about the steroid issue, it was, is, and always will be a choice. The argument against it is that it kept "honest" players out of the major leagues, right? Well, there's no inherent right to a baseball career.
2013-12-14 10:35:35 PM  
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I read this on the train yesterday, and at the end of the column was a section with Facebook comments.  That section appears to have gone missing, which I'm sure has NOTHING to do with the fact that everyone was remarking what an insufferable idiot Reilly is.  Certainly there's no way he'd throw a shiat fit about something like THAT, right?
 
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