August 16th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
STEROIDS IN BOXING COULD PROVE FATAL TO NON-USER!
San Francisco, CA- My hometown baseball team, the San Francisco Giants were hanging on to first place in the National League West Division on the bat of Melky Cabrera. Acquired earlier this year from Kansas City, Cabrera who signed in 2005 as an amateur free agent with the New York Yankees was honored (sic) as the Most Valuable Player in the annual American League vs. National League All Star game where he shined with a two-run homer in going 2 for 3. Just one month later, Cabrera has been “suspended for 50 games” after testing positive for Testosterone, an anabolic steroid that is the heart of “Performance Enhancement Drugs.”CABRERA COULD HAVE NETTED $100 MILLION!
With no contract with the Giants past the end of the 2012 season, it was likely that Cabrera would have become a free agent and made him into a $20 million a year player. The Giants management, considered frugal when it comes to dishing out bucks for big names, was in a quagmire of sorts as Cabrera was hitting .346, one at bat short of qualifying for the NL batting title. Currently the NL hitting leader is Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates who is hitting an astonishing .359. Believe it or not, Cabrera could end up winning the batting title, should McCutchen falter. But according to Major League Baseball rules, Melky “The Cheat” would have hitless at-bats added to his total until he has the minimum 502 at bats. In other words, Melky could still win the NL batting title!
MELKY’S MAY WAS BETTER THAN “THE GREATEST” WILLIE MAYS!
“The Cheat” Cabrera had the best month in Giants history as he broke the hits record for the month of May (50) held by the man some people consider the “greatest” baseball player of all time, a five tool player in Willie Mays. On the last day of May, “The Cheat” got his 51st hit of the month and surpassed the Giants all time monthly record held held by Randy Winns. Seeing the Giants will likely falter because of the loss of Cabrera, I had to put this to paper. The Giants would have to go five games into the post season before Cabrera could return this year. After being in first place for the majority of 2012, San Francisco is now 1/2 game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
HOME RUNS DON’T BREAK JAWS NOR CAN THEY KILL PEOPLE!
Barry Bonds, a skinny guy before he bulked up on Anabolic Steroids and went on to became the all time home run leader in both career (762) and in a season (73) and Cabrera are hitting baseballs and not people. Now do you see why I am so in favor of a Federal Boxing Commission and a true “random” drug testing program like VADA or WADA? If Roids can make guys hit baseballs harder, and it does, then they certainly make boxers on the juice hit boxers harder than those not!