Nelson Cruz And The Possible Suspension
Here’s where I have a bit of an issue.
It doesn’t matter what sport you will find a history of players doing whatever they can to gain a competitive edge. It’s no different in baseball. From Roger Maris allegedly using horse steroids to Hank Aaron and a multitude of players in the 60’s and 70’s using “greenies” to the 80’s and rampant cocaine use and the 90’s until now with steroids and other performing enhancing drugs the game has seen plenty of “cheaters”. Baseball itself has cheated over the years with lowering the mound in the late sixties to create more offensive production and a number of changes to the ball itself to make it livelier.
Fans have to face the facts that players will do whatever they can to get a leg up on the competition and doctors will always keep coming up with the next thing that will be harder to detect. It’s the nature of all sports. And speaking of “all” sports, NBA star LeBron James has also been mentioned in connection with the Biogenesis Clinic but you won’t hear much about it because that wouldn’t fit David Stern’s agenda when it comes to his superstars and television ratings.
So for now we, as Rangers fans, can sit back and wait to see what happens with Cruz and make suggestions as to who will be the right fielder whether it be Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Jurickson Profar, Lance Berkman, Mike Olt or my dear mom.
Either way it’s going to be a long hard fight with many appeals and no concrete evidence aside from what somebody scribbled on a notepad.