Monday, April 30, 2007

Free Matt Roney!

J.P. Ricciardi has gone all Judge Joe Brown on Matt Roney, insisting that his 50 game aren't punishment enough for indulging in those drugs of abuse (which according to this article include "cocaine, LSD, opiates, Ecstasy, GHB and PCP".)

"We're looking into what we can do," (Ricciardi) said. "It's hard for me to feel sorry for anybody who does something and gets caught. If you're close to being a big league player and you get involved in anything, shame on you."
OH REEEEEALLLY? Well then, Mr. J.P., can you explain why this guy deserves 50 games plus a few purple nurples and pink bellies, while a certain bespectacled "Machine" keeps getting run out to the mound every five days, in spite of blowing twice the legal blood alcohol limit while driving around Dunedin at 4 am the night before he was scheduled to start a spring training game?

And moreover, would anyone even care if Roney had done all of those drug of abuse all at once on the mound? If he could do that and still get guys out, we'd take him any day over some of the crucifix-kissing chuck-and-duckers in the Jays bullpen.

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