I hate to say that I told you so….. but “I told you so!”
Look, Taraje is right (http://www.taraje.com) and I am right and A-Rod told you the truth.
A-Rod said that he used performance enhancing drugs because there was a lot of “PRESSURE” for him to perform when he signed his 10 year $252 Million dollar deal.
And guess what?
If he hit home runs, you cheer!!
If he doesn’t you miserable losers boo him.
You boo without the understanding of the pressure, without the understanding of what it feels like to be written about in the paper everyday and have your professional and personal life criticized. And you know what? If he gets hurt, you demonize him and say, “He better play, he gets paid to play.”
So you know what he does……. He goes out there to make you happy. So that you can talk s–t around the water cooler at work, so that you can fan open the sports page on the toilet while sipping on your morning coffee and so you can go to your local Walmart and buy your favorite jersey and hat and then…… what do you do when you find out the truth about what it takes for YOU TO BE ABLE TO enjoy the luxuries of winning?
You pitch a motherchumping fit!!!
LOOK IDIOTS!!! THIS IS FREAKING BASEBALL!!
It’s not FOOTBALL!
It’s not HOCKEY!
It’s not TRACK AND FIELD
It’s not WRESTLING
It’s not JUDO
It’s not MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
It is BASEBALL. a sport where the only thing these guys are trying to do is increase their body’s torque so that they can hit the ball farther.
IT’S ONLY BASEBALL. You can just imagine the things that go on in the other sports.
PLEASE LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT I AM ONE OF THE STRONGEST people (when I was competing) that I’ve ever seen in sport and there are people that I lined up against that literally threw me around like a rag doll.
Come on people. The bottom line is this…. There aren’t many CLEAN “great ones” but the public NEEDS to believe that their are because we have to teach MERITOCRACY TO THE KIDS.
We have to teach “hard work” and “fairplay” and I believe in these concepts WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!!
And I DO NOT BELIEVE NOR CONDONE DRUG USE…. but I do understand it and I understand how it can happen.
I’ve seen athletes from other countries who have the choice of living a life of poverty or helping their family move out of a low income region and into a home where they have food, decent housing and access to better schools, if they are willing to put their bodies on the line. This means that if they don’t perform, their family does not eat.
To be quite honest, many of us are in that situation. If we don’t perform, we don’t eat. However, the pressure for some of us to perform is quite different and somewhat self-manufactured.
Doing the right thing all the time is certainly noteworthy….. it just doesn’t pay the bills all the time nor win Championships which brings in jobs and money to a city.
Remember, A-Rod had a city on his shoulders. When he signed his contract, more workers at the stadium were hired, money was brought to the city through and increase of ticket sales, parking lots around the stadium flourished, popcorn and hot dog sales went up…. etc.,.
Don’t be mad with A-Rod.
If you want A-Rod to give his money back, then ALL OF YOU WHO BENEFITED OFF OF A-ROD should give your money back too. ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the parking lot attendant, Ticketmaster, the mom and pop shop that ran the sale when he signed, EVERYBODY.
Stop pointing the finger at A-Rod. Hell, HE WAS 1 OF 104 people that got popped for performance enhancing drugs in baseball. 1 of 104!!! And remember……. its ONLY baseball.
I’m so sorry to break this news to you, but you need to know and you need to stop finger pointing and be okay with today’s sporting environment.
NBC, ABC, FOX, ESPN, etc… don’t put people like you and me on television everyday. You know why? Because WE ARE REGULAR people. What we want to see on television is EXTRA-ordinary people. If we want to see regular people, then we watch reality television. When we watch sports, we want to see people do things that we know are unbelievable. Hell we even say it…. “That’s catch was unbelievable!” or “AMAZING!!!! I can’t believe that happened??!?!?” Well, it really didn’t, but it did.
Oh one more thing.
Lance Armstrong is CLEAN!!!!
Take care and have a great day,
P.S. Chump Repellent. Get it now and remove your Inner Chump! You need to start thinking clearly