Thursday, February 12, 2009
In the chronicles of who has an opinion on an ARoid, the next man up to the plate is Roy Oswalt:
"A-Rod's numbers shouldn't count for anything," Oswalt said in a phone interview with MLB.com. "I feel like he cheated me out of the game."
"It does bother me," Oswalt said. "Especially for the guys that went out there and did it on talent. We're always going to have a cloud on us, and that's not fair at all.
"The ones that have come out and admitted it, and are proven guilty, [their numbers] should not count. I've been cheated out of the game," Oswalt continued. "This is my ninth year, and I've done nothing to enhance my performance, other than work my butt off to get guys out. These guys [who took PEDs] have all the talent in the world. All-Star talent. And they put times two on it.
"I'm going out there with the ability God gave me. They have that ability, too, and they're putting something on top of it."MLB
I would just like to point out the convenience of the 2004 and 2005 Astros rosters, aka the best Astros teams ever, who were one Brad Lidge melt down away from the World Series in 2004 and made the World Series in 2005. See any faces on that roster that might have taken some Steroids? Like perhaps Jeff Bagwell who I chronicled this week. Or maybe Roger Clemens who blatantly lied to congress. How about Andy "I Only Tried it Twice" Pettitte?
I'm glad you didn't do steroids there Roy. Good for you. But in the two seasons that your team actually had success it was littered with chronicled performance enhancers. So should we erase all of the Astros records too? Maybe like how the NCAA eviscerated Michigan's Final Four appearances thanks to the CWebb money scandal, we should do the same thing to the Astros records.
Just shut up and pitch.