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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Getting the Blues again

my Zag's knocked out in round 2 in NCAA hoops. It ain't fair I tell ya.

Anyways, besides all that. Baseball season is gearing up. Nothing like a little controversy to get people going off so I'm gonna go of on this whole steroid thing, and why it's a crock of media crap.

1. Government should but out. Don't you guys have better things to do with your perhaps fixing your pathetic public education system. It's prolly the worst out of all the developed countries. When you got some kids graduating out of inner city high school's with 6th grade reading levels then something needs to be done. Baseball is entertainment, it's their sport.....leave them to decide what is good and bad. Education, Health Care, and Crime is government responsibility.

2. I don't condone performance enhancing drugs, but believe it or not that these guys like Bond's, McGuire, Canseco all took these at a time when MLB did not have a drug policy that included steroids. Allan Iverson broke more rules getting busted for weed.

3. Part of the reason this all started was because the media couldn't stand to see Bonds the home run king. Bonds relationship with the media has never been good for a long as he's been around.....since the media (especially in the U.S.) basically set the rules, Bonds is universally loathed. The steroid thing is nothing's like a bunch of writers sat around and tried to frame up Bonds with steroid allegations even though he has done nothing technically wrong (at least according to the rules of the game he participates in. The dug down the rabbit hole though and now we are finding that it's a lot deeper than you think. Bonds broke the most beloved record in sports (from a popular white player also accused of being on the juice) that in turn gave them more fuel for the fire. Roger Maris was hated too, and was so loathed during his career that the stress eventually won and he died several years premature. His biggest regret was breakest the biggest record in sports (wow).

Oh yeah and the media is still racist like a MF. They'll deny it to the end of their days but they'll pay their lip service to black athletes. Is their honestly that many black jerk athletes around, but everything a white athlete says is praised. Gimme a break. Chalk Randy Moss and T.O on the list of OK guys that have been villified by the media.

4. The media has got it in for Barry Bonds......let look at one of America's most beloved athletes. This guy was a womanizer, beat his wife, gambled, smoked like a chimny, and drank heavily. The guy i'm referring to is Babe Ruth, the most legendary ball player in the game. It's amazing how many people idolize him still. However, aside from his amazing skills....he led a pretty f-ed up life. Bonds apart from baseball has a pretty normal life. I'm pretty sure he doesn't drink, nor smoke, nor does he beat his wife (cuz the way the media is on him I'm sure we would of heard of it), in fact hte only thing you got on him is steroids and a frosty relationship with the media. And by know means am I knocking the Babe cuz he was an amazing Ball Player, but his skeletons for the most part have been put to rest (or become part of his lore).

5. Some analyst are so stupid when they call for Bonds stats to be stricken or at least asterisked. Steroids didn't turn Bonds into one of the greatest ball players in history, all it did was make him stronger. His batting average is the tell-tale stat of his hitting skill, while his home run stats are the symbol of strength. Let's not forget that this guy is the only guy to hit 40HR's and steal 40Bases twice (and it's pretty safe to say he did this before the steroids too). Anyway, the only stat I would even consider asterisking is the HR stat (and even that shouldn't be because he technically didn't break any rules).

Anyways, to sum up. The media thinks it's behind the lines though.....before you pass judgement on these ball player's look and point the finger at the group that really got baseball into this pickle, the media.

In other news, DFE put on a rad show at the lamplighter on Monday. NWNB didn't perform because of flu, and Moka Only was a noshow for some reason or another. Anyway, it was nice to see DFE headline.....different sort of crowd (more lowkey, not as hype) but still very receptive to the guys. More news when it happens.....peace.


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