June 17, 2009

Sosa: The second of the 104

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Really, are we supposed to be surprised that Sammy Sosa is reportedly on the list  of 104? It’s really gotten to the point where finding out that the heroes of baseball’s recent years isn’t even interesting; it’s annoying.

What annoys me the most is how names like Sosa’s and A-Rod’s have leaked. It feels like violations of the players’ rights. Were these tests not supposed to be anonymous and were the results not supposed to be destroyed after the initial survey? That’s what I’ve been led to believe after all-too-much coverage of the A-Roid scandal.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a supporter of cheating, drug abusing or PED users at all. But I am a supporter of people’s rights and this is just the latest time that a player’s rights have been stepped on in the name of journalism.

And the worst part about this new Sosa report is that it will more than likely lead to a book deal for whoever dug through sources and trash bins to find Sosa’s name and put it to shame. We shouldn’t be shaming Sosa for something that shouldn’t exist and I don’t think that his name should be dragged through the mud for this report. For the whole corked bat deal, sure, but not this.

2 Comments

  1. Hey, nice post, really well written. You should post more about this.

  2. [...] a while back I took the stance that the journalist that exposed Sammy Sosa was probably just in it for a book deal, a la Selena [...]

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