April 20, 2005
Under The Knife
Chats, radio call-in shows and Pizza Feeds are among my favorite things to do because I get such immediate feedback. E-mail is great, and I'm glad so many people write in, but there's something to being "live" that really is awesome. I'll have some Pizza Feed announcements soon, as soon as I find out how much I'll be on the road for The Juice.
Anyway, you're here for the injuries, so let's get to them.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the report that baseball is considering a John Dowd-like special investigator to look into the steroid issue. Assuming this is a quid pro quo to keep Congress from doing this or worse, I don't really have a problem with it. It's not quite the "drug czar" I'd like to see handling all doping issues for baseball, but it could go a long way in restoring public perception.
What I hope it won't do is point fingers at players who can only defend themselves with hearsay. There are no tests extant from 1998, 1988, or any year prior to 2003. Let's not talk about the past, to recast a phrase. Let's work on a better baseball future.