True enough, it’s only a one month sample, but we’re already beginning to see trends developing that warrant some attention and analysis as to whether they are permanent or fleeting .
But before we get that – just a quick comment on Dee Gordon (right) and the 80 game suspension doled out by MLB for using illegal substances. Following last year’s breakout season in which he came out of nowhere to win a batting title, Mr. Gordon was awarded a $55 million contract extension by the Marlins.
‘Who’s on drugs?’
And therein lies the problem – it is still very profitable to cheat in baseball. He’ll tell us he’s very sorry and he didn’t know what he was ingesting, and yada, yada, yada…..
But the only way baseball is going is going to rid itself of this ongoing embarrassment is to make it hurt so the player sees it in his bank account. So, how about a one year automatic suspension for a first time violation and a lifetime ban if you are stupid or greedy enough to do it again? Think Mr. Gordon won’t notice $10 or $15 million or so missing from his bank account?……..
But let’s get back to the real fun of the game…….train wrecks and smooth takeoffs so far this year…………..