Monday, October 23, 2006

"It could have been chocolate cake..."

I don't consider myself a sore loser. In fact, I work very hard to be a gracious loser. We can't all win all the time. Losing Game 2 in the World Series is just a blip, really, and not completely overwhelming given that we had won Game 1.

But the stuff on Kenny Rogers' pitching hand just stinks of something bad. And the way it was handled (or not handled) makes it even worse.

I'm disgusted at the thought that someone would stoop to that level to try to gain an advantage. I'm disgusted that Tony didn't make a bigger deal of it and insist that the umps inspect Rogers' hand instead of merely "observing" it. I'm disgusted that the umps didn't take it upon themselves to delve into it. I'm disgusted that what is so obvious to everyone in the free world who had access to Fox Sports last night is not recognized at all by MLB.

"They" say that Rogers' washed his hand after the first inning. And he did. Kinda sorta. Fox Sports showed his hand closely after the first, and while most of the gunk was gone, there was still a shadow of something that remained. Was it enough for him to tweak the ball? Who knows. And now we'll never know because no one bothered to do the right thing last night and really check it out.

How hard would that have been? For an ump to really look it over and determine whether or not it was an illegal substance? Not hard, I think. Of course, this is also the sport that carefully overlooks the illegal use of steroids and other performance enhancers, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.

Just sick of being disappointed, really.


Blogger Xira said...

Disapointment is part of life. I've been going through a stage of disapointment for...going on five years now. Something good's around the corner, it just takes a hell of a lot of patience to get there. Hang in there ^_^

10:26 AM  
Blogger Jen-Nay said...

Ok, so I must say, I'm so glad to hear that I am not the only one that was disgusted with that whole scenario. If it wasn't illegal, they wouldn't have made him wash his hands. Thus, he should have been ejected!

I'm not a sore loser either, but that sucked!

7:25 PM  

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