“We can™t be shocked by any names, any more” sighs Curt Schilling via his WEEI.com-hosted 38 Pitches blog. He’s not, sadly, referring to Mutha Records recording artists Barney Rubble & The Cunt Stubble, but rather, this week’s sordid tales of Alex Rodriguez’ experiments in chemistry.
I™d be all for the 104 positives being named, and the game moving on if that is at all possible. In my opinion, if you don™t do that, then the other 600-700 players are going to be guilty by association, forever.It™s not about good and bad people, because Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi are two of the kindest human beings ever. Andy Pettite is a fantastic person. That™s seemingly got nothing to do with anything. One hundred and four players made the wrong decision, and it appears that not only was it 104, but three of the greatest of our, or any, generation appear to be on top of this list.
And before anyone asks, I™ll make it clear: My name will not appear on any lists of positive tests. I™ve never tested positive for steroids or HGH, and I™ve never taken steroids or HGH in my life, ever. You don™t need to call the union, or an agent to verify that.