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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Roid Roofie?

Here are some interesting stats provided by Richard Roeper in regards to Rafael Palmeiro's accidental steroid use:

Maybe someone slipped him a steroids roofie. Or maybe there's some other
explanation that will exonerate Raffy.

In the meantime, a few stats.

When Willie Mays was 24 he hit 51 home runs.
When Mickey Mantle was 24 he hit 52 home runs.
When Alex Rodriguez was 24 he hit 41 homers.
When Albert Pujols was 24 he hit 46 homers.
When Rafael Palmerio was 24 he hit 8 home runs. Eight!

After Jose Canseco joined Palmeiro's Texas Rangers, Raffy suddenly turned into
a big-time slugger. His average yearly home run output increased threefold.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence. Besides, some sluggers just take longer to reach their prime.

And it's great to see good ole George W. is sticking up for his "friend" and fellow Ranger. "He's testified in public, and I believe him." Right, because everyone who testifies in public tells the truth. And if I'm not mistaken isn't this the same George W. who, a few years ago, focused most of his State of the Union address on doping in America rather than his plan to capture Bin Laden, who is still at large today. It's just so impressive to have a president publicly denounce steroids then turn around and support a steroid user. I guess Bush too is a, oh what's the word I'm looking for.....oh yeah.....flip-flopper!


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