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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Letters to the Editor: The Yankees shouldn't throw stones

NJ.Com
March 8

Dear Editors,
Of late, Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have been waxing self-righteous about the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, implying (quite rightly) that cheating undermines the integrity of the game. But this is coming from a team that gleefully welcomed Alex Rodriguez back to the fold after his drug enhancement suspension.
During baseball’s steroid era, 26 Yankees — 14 pitchers and 12 position players — were implicated in the use of performance-enhancing drugs, more than any other team. Included were Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens, Jason Giambi, Francisco Cervelli and a host of others. Such sanctimonious balderdash emanating from the Bronx calls to mind the adage: “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
William Keller, South Amboy

12 comments:

DickAllen1964 said...

You would legitimize the opinions of some dolt who lives in Perth Amboy, the festering toilet bowl of New Jersey?!?!? The sludge and stench capital of the east coast?!?!? The methane center of America?


DickAllen1964 said...

Oh, wait. He’s from South Amboy.

That’s different.

ranger_lp said...

Isn't that like comparing hormone injected apples with oranges?

Austria's Only Baseball Fan said...

The Yankees have been throwing stones? Doesn't that result in an inordinately high number of walks?

JM said...

Hi, Austria. How's the country's lockdown going?

HoraceClarke66 said...

A-Rod was welcomed back with open arms? Hmm, that must be news to A-Rod, whose career was forcibly ended by the Yankees before he could break the all-time home run record.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I'm sure our New Jersey correspondent was referring to the Mitchell Report, which basically concluded that the only people juicing were the Yankees, the Mets, and Barry Bonds.

Huh, who woulda thunk it, from a part-owner of the Red Sox?

From what we actually know now, it seems likely that Canseco's original guess was right, and probably 80 percent of ballplayers at least dabbled in PEDs from time to time.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And Austria, we have stones, we don't throw them!

Sorry to see that Great Britain and Ireland have now joined you in the quarantine zone!

13bit said...

plutonium enema time

Anonymous said...

WAIT A MINUTE!

26 YANKEES?

I WANT THAT LIST.

BULLSHIT!

BY THE WAY, ALL TEAMS HAD GUYS DOING IT.

PETTITTE, CLEMENS, (REALLY A RED SOX), KNOBLAUCH, GIAMBI (WHO WASN'T PART OF OUR 1996 -2001 REIGN), CERVELLI (WHO I DON'T BELIEVE WAS CAUGHT WHILE WITH US), AND THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN THINK OF. THAT'S 4, MAYBE 5 GUYS (INCLUDING CERVELLI).

ANYONE ELSE CAUGHT THAT I CAN'T THINK OF THAT WAS CAUGHT WHILE HE WAS PLAYING WITH US BETWEEN 1996-2001?

OUR BASIC CORE WAS AS CLEAN AS A WHISTLE.

BERNIE, DJ, JORGE, TINO, MARIANO AND MOST EVERYONE ELSE WAS CLEAN.

I HAVE NOTICED, OVER THE YEARS, MET FANS AND MANY OTHER YANKEE HATING FANS HAVE QUIETLY BUT SURELY SHIFTED THEIR NARRATIVE ABOUT THE YANKEE DYNASTY OF 1996- 2001. THEY KEEP SAYING WE HAD A TEAM LOADED WITH STEROID USERS.

ABSOLUTELY NOT THE CASE.

COCKSUCKERS.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Agreed, ALL-CAPS.

The snake in the garden was Clemens, who almost certainly was using. But he doesn't come in until 1999—after our greatest team what ever was.

He probably did corrupt Pettitte pretty quickly. Was Knobber using? Seems hard to believe, considering how his game kept deteriorating. And yeah, nobody else seems to be a likely candidate. The top home run guy on the 1998 team was Tino—with 28.

After 1998, well, it gets dicier. I think it's almost certain that A-Rod continued to juice after Texas, Cano tested positive later on, Sheffield may well have juiced, Damon probably juiced with the Sox and I doubt if he stopped, and let's not forget the suspiciously pumped Glenallen Hill in 2000—when we also had Canseco his own self. I also wonder about our own trash can banger, dear old Gardy.

But still, this pales besides teams such as the Sox, where Nomar was a pioneer, Manny and Papi later got caught, Trot Nixon was a big suspect, Damon, the every-angry Varitek, and, oh yeah, the great Bill Mueller, who went from being the guy who couldn't hit more than 7 dingers in Wrigley Field to the American League batting champ.

Then there was Schilling, and all those mediocre relievers they had who were suddenly lights out.

TheWinWarblist said...

Fuck you William Keller. May you suckle my hemorrhoids until they burst in your mouth like over ripe berries.