A very brief article on CBS Sports’ website relaying the news that Bartolo Colon failed a drug test and has been suspended fifty games.
Then this gem of a comment from an anonymous jackass on the internet, calling himself, fittingly, “Mess”:
Colon signed a 1 year deal for 2 Million Dollars. He just about made it through the season. He was playing the odds of getting caught and getting the cash. The story that none of the writers are picking up on is the Dominican Republic players and juicing. Cabrera, Mota, Ramirez, Volquez and now Colon. They obviously know each other and likely have the same source. So much for investigative journalism in sports.
1. These guys are almost certainly not ‘juicing,’ but ‘creaming,’ using a testosterone-boosting cream to aid recovery.
2. That comment about Dominicans all banding together to cheat the game is inherently racist and uglier than cheating at baseball (if you consider testosterone creams ‘cheating.’ I don’t.) This kind of comment is exactly the same as those made by morons who forward you emails about President Obama being anti-American because in a picture he’s not holding his hand over his heart like the other people in the picture. Those morons, because they are deep-seated racists, want, despite evidence, to believe the President is a terrorist/foreigner/muslim. He’s not. Factually. This moron, despite there being no evidence to prove it, wants to believe Dominican players are part of a Dominican cadre of cheaters.
I wonder if “Mess” thinks that there was a white guy alliance among Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Ken Caminiti, and every other white player suspected of or admitted to have been taking PEDs. Probably not. Because that wouldn’t fit his agenda, which is saying barely-veiled racist shit anonymously over the internet.