I’m a huge Giants fan. I have been all my life. When I was in elementary school there were several of my friends who were allowed to miss school so we could come down to the home opener. When Pac Bell Park opened I had season tickets. OK, those are my credentials.
Today it was announced that Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy. This is the second Giant this year to be suspended for violating this policy this year, sorry Guillermo. The Giants have a problem with PEDs, yes they have for a long time. They aren’t addressing it. Other than the obvious that players keep using and testing positive, it’s the language they used in their statement about Cabrera:
“We were extremely disappointed to learn of the suspension of Melky Cabrera for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Giants will not comment further on this matter.”
The Giants were disappointed to learn of the suspension? How about being disappointed in Melky for being stupid? Think of the ads the Giants are running on TV right now, the ones where it talks about who the players play for. Little Jimmy in section 101, row 17, seat 16, yes him. Melky, you let him down. And with their lack of will in their statement, the Giants let me down.