Friday, December 14, 2007
NO!!! Not Lenny! I just can't believe it!
Lenny "Nails" Dykstra was fingered as part of the former Senator George Mitchell's report on steroid use in major league baseball. The report, which has been in progress for 21 months, called out 70 players for drug use and will serve as evidence for Commish Bud Selig that random drug testing is needed in the MLB. Detractors in the sports press and the Player's Association assert that Selig knew of the rampant drug use all along, but was pleased with the home runs, pitching duals, and all-around increased popularity of the game after the devastating player's strike of 1995. They claim Selig turned a blind eye to the problem and is as culpable as the players themselves.
All of this hubbub, of course, is a total waste of time. EVERYONE KNEW, guys! EVERYONE! Although it will be nice to see some action taken based on a long-anticipated report, the results of which were apparent to everyone involved before it was even commissioned, let alone released. As fucked as baseball is, at least something gets done.