Hardball Talk passes along an item from Dominican newspaper Hoy that refers to a speech made by Jose Bautista during a “dinner given by President of the Republic, Leonel Fernandez to a group of Dominican baseball players,” in which Jose said that he has been tested sixteen times– sixteen!– for PEDs over the last two seasons, despite having been tested only three times over the previous two.
That seems fair. Totally doesn’t sound like MLB is just salivating at the prospect of making the Dominican guy on the team in Canada the superstar they could most easily palate doing away with. Did they place that fucking buffoon Peter Keating in charge?
Total. Fucking. Ridiculousness.
“Now, the real test,” adds Craig Calcaterra. “Given how often Bautista has been tested, if he has 19 homers in late May, can random columnists resist the urge to write that ‘it’s impossible not to be suspicious’ column once again? Or is there nothing that will stop that?”
Excellent, excellent point. I mean, are writers who continue to baselessly speculate about Bautista nothing more than incompetent, lazy hacks and putrid shitstains of human beings? Hey, you gotta ask the question.