From the title, I'm sure you think I'm finally going to comment on the continuing steroid saga going on in Major League Baseball right now. Well, I've decided that A-Rod's stunningly candy ass apology on ESPN the other day doesn't deserve much credence on this here blog. Seriously, who doesn't know what's going in their body? What kind of lame excuse is that? What world-class athlete isn't aware that what they're taking may or may not cause long term health issues?
I just don't understand why these baseball stars don't go with the simple, "Listen I was competing in an era where steroid use was rampant. At the time, I felt it was in the best interests of my career and team to take performance-enhancing drugs. Obviously, this was a misguided view. I made a mistake and for that I apologize."
Other than proving just how dumb some of these guys are — cough cough Roger Clemens, Raffy Palmeiro, Miguel Tejada, A-Rod, Big Mac McGwire — the above statement shows that I may have a promising future in bullshit PR when/if the whole journalism world comes crashing down on me.
Ok, so I guess this was about all the steroid issues. But c'mon, how do these guys have all this money and yet still have massive PR problems. There are so many simple solutions, it hurts my head even thinking about it.