I'm by and large ready to move on from this A-Rod thing, and get to some baseball. I know more will be written about it, and different takes will be presented, but its basically over. Now that we've gotten to this point, its safe to award the newspaper that had the dumbest things to say about this steroid situation, and the award goes to the New York Post. A week ago I pointed out the article the Post ran about A-Rod going to the gym. I'm not sure what the Post thought they had there, but it was a complete waste of time. Today, I read one of the NY Post blogs on A-Rod talking about how Damon said that there were worst things A-Rod could have done, and that A-Rod's a super nice guy whose always been nice to him. The post ends with the following sentence:
"Well, it's just shocking someone so 'super nice' would even consider steroids."
Yeah, because if we know anything about steroids its that only jerks are allowed to take it. I've read some of the dumbest things about this steroid situation. It would be good for the field of journalism if they would collectively move on. This is not to say everyone is off base. In fact, the NY Post veteran beat writers had some decent takes on the issue. However, this situation has brought the worse out of beat writers everywhere, and as my brother has already pointed out, many of these same writers were all too happy to ignore this topic back in the homerun chase era. Well, the homerun chase was the big story then, and A-Rod's steroid use is the big story now. I say we all just move on.