Saturday, April 26, 2008

Could it Be Our Favorite Columnists and Beat Writers are Enhanced ?

It has occurred to me on more than one occasion that these people, who we sports fans rely on to get our information (or at least enough to know where to dig up more if we so choose), might just be enhanced when they are planting ideas in their daily assertions.

Who's to say the people we look to for information and keen insight about our favorite teams and or players aren't assisted by the use of the forbidden fruit? Devil's dandruff? Old Testament herbs?

In the popular Dean Martin, That's Amore, are the lyrics:
When the world seems to shine
like you've had too much wine
That's Amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
And you'll sing "vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
like a gay tarantella.

These are happy times. Go for it! Life's too short to be pointing the finger at others and saying how they're doing it all wrong.
Who are we to judge?

And while some may say this impairs their ability to think clearly others may disagree because they see it as them being in a relaxed state where thoughts go to flourish.

I don't think it matters what people do as long as the only person they are hurting is themselves. The whole if you ain't cheating, you ain't trying way of thinking is something each and every individual has to treat differently. I just don't like the idea that one of baseball's greatest hitters has not been signed to play this 2008 season and a large part of that has to do with writers who didn't like the way he (Barry Bonds) treated them. And some of these spineless scribes are only going by what others say, having never met or confronted Bonds face-to-face. I believe a lot of this is hearsay. Just like with the fans. Who among the fans of baseball has ever met Barry Bonds in person?

We cannot take the word of a man we ourselves do not know personally. How do we know what we are being told is 100% accurate or made up of confabulations?

When we roll off the couch or out of the chair, laughing hysterically, are we laughing AT someone or something or WITH them?

So much has been made of athletes using performance enhancing drugs. I think anything that sustains and assists you in your line of work can be seen as a performance enhancer. Let's not be so quick to point fingers at those some say aren't good people. It's not for them or us to judge. And when what we say affects the livelihood of someone then that is a crying shame.

I, for one, hope someone comes to their senses and signs Barry Bonds. He should be allowed to go out on his terms and not on those established by people who couldn't dream of doing what Barry Bonds has done between the foul lines. Those jealous people who ask questions not to acquire answers but instead to stir up some ill feelings. These are not the people we should be seeking advice from nor should we care what they think if they are so prejudiced and narrow-minded as to dredge up things on someone they themselves uncovered but instead chose to use someone else's material with their own spin on it. (I believe this is what some writers do and that makes them purloiners. This ain't cheating it's stealing!)

Kevin Marquez