Mark DeRosa had another homer for the second day in a row. Grady matched Friday with another homerun. Asdrubal hit his own version of the Grand Slam. Shin Soo Choo hit a three run shot of his own, also
For those that read my blog for which I am continuously thankful, I dedicate this entry to all of you.
Here is an example of a daily log that I encountered at my work site.
12:30 Right before gametime, I am approached by various visitors to the building along with some co-workers who advise me to not get so excited about the Tribe, dump them at the curb for the 2-7 team that they are and join the cheers for LeBron James and the Cavalier bandwagon.
Start spreading the news: A-Rod allegedly tested positive in 2003 for steroids when with the Texas Rangers. This news does not surprise me. What surprises me about this story is threefold. First, why wasn’t this evidence and information destroyed? Secondly, if you can’t trust your player’s (workplace’s) union representative, then who? Finally, how many of the other players’ names that were supposed to be anonymous are now going to be leaked? How many are current or former Indians?
Why wasn’t this evidence and information destroyed?
Imagine if you will, you are at a new job or a current job and you reveal to your boss that in fact you did take drugs that were illegal that would affect your performance if they were still taken. It happened in 2003 you think. “I was working in Texas then”, you say. Its now 2009. What does it matter? Yet somehow the information is leaked to the current employer. Now the test that you considered a non-issue now hangs a cloud of suspicion at your current job and the image of you has totally changed at work. Could you lose your job now for a past event? Let’s hope not! Yet this affects your image forever. Who should really be blamed? A-Rod or the informant? It only becomes an issue if A-Rod is still using the drug(s) today.
If you can’t trust your player’s (workplace’s) union representative, then who?
We trust our representatives to speak on our behalf. It is leaked that your representative tipped you off when the test would take place. Yet how did this information leak? Also let’s say you are another member of this union. There are things that happen in the workplace all the time. In my job, I am told to keep things confidential. Now, if you heard about A-Rod and he belongs to your union or workplace, aren’t you wondering if your name will surface also if you also took a drug test in 2003 for the same employer when you were told the results would remain anonymous? How can you trust your union rep if something might have been leaked by him or another that you were guilty? Remember, confidentiality matters!
How many of the other players’ names that were supposed to be anonymous are now going to be leaked? How many are current or former Indians?
I have been through this before. I really did not like the timing of it all. Right before the most important game for your organization in 2007, it is leaked that one of your players took steroids. Whether it was prescribed or not, IT WAS A DISTRACTION! Now what is to stop another to leak one of these other 104 names someday. These stories do nothing but destroy the images of baseball. I think whether you hate A-Rod or love A-Rod doesn’t matter. This story is about privacy and the lack of it. If A-Rod can have something disclosed from something in 2003, then why not let all the names out? Hey why you’re at it, let’s let all of our sins out of the bag. Last time I checked, there is a thought that there are things that are still sacred. Enough said!