LADY AT THE BAT: Casual Friday: Bad Decisions

Friday, May 15, 2009

Casual Friday: Bad Decisions

The Yankees are all about the pinstripes, in every sense of the word. The rest of MLB is more casual. This is the latest post in a Friday series called Casual Friday, in which I take a quick look around the rest of Major League Baseball.

* It appears now that Manny Ramirez did not take HCG, a non-steroid; the drug was not found in his system. That means that the synthetic testosterone found in his system is probably from steroids. Again I ask the question: Did he do them in Boston? I don't understand why no one is making a big deal about this. The question constantly comes up about whether or not Alex Rodriguez used PEDs while with the Yankees, and the Yankees haven't won any championships with him on the team. Why is everyone acting as if Manny wasn't on the Red Sox roster in 2004 and in 2007?

* Umpire Paul Schrieber apologized for nudging Magglio Ordonez when Ordonez was slow in returning to the dugout after being called out on strikes. This after Tigers manager Jim Leyland expressed concern that Schrieber would get suspended, after Leyland acted like a twelve year old about the whole incident. Jimmy, if you hadn't thrown a tantrum Schrieber wouldn't have felt the need to do what he did: apologize for nothing. I wonder if Schrieber and Glen "Big Baby" Davis are comparing notes.

* The Mets' Carlos Delgado (hip) and JJ Putz (elbow) are not available to play in the series against the Giants this weekend. Their injuries appear serious enough to DL them, yet the Mets will wait and see if weekend treatment will help. Hey, Met fans, remember Ryan Church's concussions? I smell a bad decision here.

That's all for now. Don't forget to tune in to LATB Radio this Sunday night at 11PM Eastern.



Kristin said...

I am with you on the Manny thing. The papers around here (New England) are bemoaning the general sadness of losing the pure-hearted faith in your favorite ballplayer. They seem to have forgotten that they aren't far removed from the situation.

They are also throwing out a whole bunch of Pollyanna "What's wrong with Papi?" stories. I think we all know what's wrong with Papi.

Bernadette Pasley said...

Very well said, Kristin.