I’m loathe to even link this, but Tony Massarotti has proven once again, that yes, he does hate you.
- You “cheer for laundry above all else. “
- You have a “tendency and willingness to look away when something like this happens” – referring to Manny Ramirez’s suspension, of course.
- You won’t examine “whether the Red Sox cheated their way to a world title” because it is ”far too messy a task.”
Yes, Massarotti asserts, Manny Ramirez was “almost certainly” using PEDs during his stay in Boston too, but the fans won’t acknowledge that.
I’ll just ask one question. Where was the intrepid Tony Massarotti when this was all going down right on his own beat? He chides the Boston fans for believing their own players were clean, yet he never reported otherwise. Massarotti was on the Red Sox beat during the height of the steroid era. All this was supposedly happening right under his nose. We never heard him say a word about it.
But it is the fans who are blind.
Do we really think Massarotti would’ve ratted out anyone in the Red Sox clubhouse had he known about it? As the wise man Butch Stearns once said, I’m not so sure about that.
And as far as the Red Sox “cheating their way to a world title,” apparently he hasn’t read the work of his Boston.com colleague Chad Finn, who stated last Friday that It is ludicrous to suggest that yesterday’s sad revelation has any bearing whatsoever on the Red Sox’ world championships in 2004 and 2007.
Finn, unlike Massarotti, does a little homework, and notes that every single World Series champion between 1995 and 2004 had, at the very least, one player who has since been associated with steroids or other PEDs.
If people want to bring the Red Sox down, than all those other teams are coming down, too.