Honus wrote:Wharfrat, he hasn't owned up to anything and he hasn't taken anything "like a man." He took it like a crying little selfish pathetic girl.
This has been addressed, I'm not gonna rehash.
And even though in most years this is a fairly meaningless award, I think this year it shows just how corrupt baseball still is. It DOES matter what someone has come back from. If a player beat his wife and kid to a pulp and missed 80% of the season because he was in jail, and then came back the next year and played a full season - is he supposed to be a Comeback Award winner?
I doubt people would vote for a child-beater. I wouldn't.
And as far as me singing a different tune if Giambi was on the Indians and playing a key role in them making the playoffs, you couldn't be farther from the truth. I would be completely embarassed if Giambi were the reason the Indians made the playoffs. I would much rather Northern Ohio not appear to be a "win at all costs even if it means cheating" part of the country. The Yankees have a great tradition of winning (even if recently it has been subsidized by substantial salary spending well above and beyond the league norm). I would think true Yankee fans would say, "You know what, I'd rather us just take a year off from the playoffs than to have a goon like Giambi tarnish our team and our home even further." Instead, people like you just HAVE to get your annual October pick-me-up. I support the Indians and hope they win and all, but I am not so personally vested in them that I just collapse if they don't win. I root for the Cavs and the Browns too, and none of the three has ever won a National Championship in the 33 years I've been alive. Believe me, I can handle a missed playoff run just fine.
What is this, a joke?? The Yankees tried to void his salary. They couldn't, so they were stuck with him. I'm sorry if I'm not enough of a "true fan" to just walk away from the team for a year. So yeah, I rooted for them to make the playoffs. Are you saying I should have rooted against them? No, it's not because I "had" to have my October fix, nor because I'd "collapse" otherwise. It's because this is what fans DO. Giambi came clean, great. He's still in the pinstripes, I'll support his comeback, and I'm glad he's doing it clean now.
Do me a favor bud: don't make generalizations about people based on the team they root for. Makes you look like an a$$. And what the hell does "part of the country" mean? Are you saying because the Yankees have the highest payroll, then New York is awful, while Cleveland is a mecca of righteousness because the Tribe spend less? What are you smoking? Also, why are you telling us about the Cavs and the Browns? Does that really matter in this discussion?
And you know what else makes you look stupid?
I didn't want to bring this up. But The Tribe had a cheater this year. They did, really.
His name is Rafael Betancourt. He tested positive for a banned substance and was suspended.
So I guess it must have been a tough season for you, not following the Tribe and not rooting for them during the playoff run, since everything they did this year was tarnished. At least, those 54 games he appeared in. Right? Didn't you feel embarrassed every time they took the field, because of that guy in the bullpen? Because you wouldn't come on here, play high and mighty, when all along you were just a big ol' hypocrite, right? Right?
The people of Baltimore showed some class when they booed Palmeiro. Unfortunately, the people of San Francisco did no such thing with Bonds. He probably will be the Comeback Player of the year next year and it will be a complete joke, just like this year.
Where's the love for Yankee fans? If you want boos - didn't we boo Giambi plenty? Selective memory?
A commissioner in the past banned 8 players from the league for life for cheating and we haven't had players throwing a game since. All it would take would be for tough "chemical improvement" standards to be set and equally tough punishments to be handed out to a handful of players and all of this crap of "who's on and who's not and who's clean and who's not and who's comeback is legit and who's is not" would be a thing of the past.
I think this is a good idea, so long as you account for false-positives. Wouldn't want to ban anyone mistakenly.
As for Mr. Atrophying Testicles with a Giambi-lover sig, your comments carry absolutely no weight in a discussion of this topic.
Neither do yours, hypocrite.