This is imagined immigration authority and ESPN/MLB Internationals commentator Rick Sutcliffe offering his opinion that Melky Cabrera should be deported for using testosterone.

Never mind the fact that the San Francisco Giants outfielder has not been convicted of a crime. Never mind the fact that there are several legal uses of testosterone outside the rules of Major League Baseball. Never mind the fact that Sutcliffe is completely ignorant as to the specifics of Cabrera working and living in the United States as someone who was born in the Dominican Republic. Rick Sutcliffe believes that Cabrera’s admitted intake of testosterone is enough evidence to justify his removal from the country.

First of all this guy is over here in the United States on a working visa and he broke the law, what’s he still doing here Forget the 50 game suspension from baseball, why is he still here? That visa should be taken away and he should not be allowed to play over here again or work here again.

It’s funny that Sutcliffe would suggest such severity in terms of punishment considering that he once showed up in the broadcast booth for a San Diego Padres broadcast completely shit-faced. Before his microphone was cut, Sutcliffe’s booze soaked words slurred on about fellow broadcaster Matt Vasgersian.

Matty, what are you still doing here in San Diego? No, no, no, Matty — everybody on Earth has been trying to steal you — the Dodgers, the Cubs, ESPN. What are you still doing here?

Perhaps Sutcliffe remembers his apology for not being  ”in optimum condition to go on live television;” or maybe he’ll recall his explanation of a “lapse in judgment” before calling for someone to be kicked out of the country. I suppose the power of the obnoxious sound byte overcomes anything approaching contrition in the life of Sutcliffe. Too bad we can’t banish him from the broadcast booth.

Comments (28)

  1. that’s nuts! Rick must have been drunk.

    I actually enjoy Sutcliffe in the booth during the playoffs. He is not afraid to criticize. Much better than McCarver, but I guess that is not saying much.

  2. While this is obviously ridiculous, are you seriously implying a possible 2 year cheating spree is a ‘lapse of judgement’?

    • A two-year cheating spree? Are you fucking serious? What evidence is there to suggest that this is the case?

      • I said possible…as for evidence, perhaps because Melky has gone to such lengths to create fake websites to account for an excuse instead of just coming out with an excuse suggests to me that he was consciously cheating…as for the two years, I donno, that’s how long he’s been a good player, you think he got caught the day after he started?

  3. Deport A-Rod then too. Right?

  4. Sutcliffe’s ignorance knows no bounds. He’s one of the few guys that I actually take the effort to mute when I’m watching a game he’s covering.

    • Although I should say it was amusing to hear him claim that Papelbon had a look in his eye and that he wasn’t going to give up a run due to his sheer intensity as he lost the Red Sox season on the final night against the Orioles in 2011.

    • Sutcliffe’s favourite plate appearance results in a productive out. I swear to god that everytime a batter comes up, no matter who it is or what the end result is, he’s disappointed if it wasn’t a sacrifice hit. It drives me nuts.

  5. Man. That is a guy who had no business talking on TV. Whoever approached him and handed him the headset must have been bombed too.

    Keep on keeping on, Rick.

  6. Parkes should be deported.
    He is from Switzerland, right?

  7. When did ESPN become FOX news?

    Fucking disgusting.

  8. “It’s funny that Sutcliffe would suggest such severity in terms of punishment considering that he once showed up in the broadcast booth for a San Diego Padres broadcast completely shit-faced”

    what does this have to do with anything? ffs you’re blog is called drunk jays fans.

    • 1. This isn’t Drunk Jays Fans.

      2. That blog isn’t called Drunk Professional Baseball Commentators.

      • Are you implying that THIS blog has any level of professionalism?

        • I’m implying that a professional baseball commentator is expected to not be drunk on the job, and that’s why it has relevance to the issue of a professional baseball player who is expect not to cheat.

          • For the record – Sutcliffe was not “on the job”. He was spotted at the stadium and asked to come on the air for a few minutes. A few horribly ill-advised minutes.

      • sorry you’re right, the name of this blog means something completely different. The two blogs should really be called Garbage Churnalism Instant Reactions to MLB.

    • I believe the word you’re looking for is “your”. You’re means “you are”.

      Also, this blog is called “Getting Blanked”.

  9. I can’t blame Melky. MLB has such a wimpy testing program (which is better now, but not of the quality it needs to be), a history of cheaters making millions and penalties that clearly are worth the risk of cheating.

    If I had close to enough talent where a year of doping could make me a millionaire and if I got caught – -I only get suspended for some games – - I would do it in a heartbeat!

  10. Cabrera is a disgrace and I’m sorry to say but perhaps he should be put on death row. We need real deterrents.
    SimonSkinner07 1 hour ago

  11. Sutcliffe holds the distinction of being the broadcaster I hate so much that I actually choose to listen to Tim effing McCarver instead during the playoffs. Rick Sutcliffe is the worst.

  12. Melky just thought it was a B-12 shot

  13. No one has ever gotten better at sports by using synthetic testosterone. Thank you Dustin for dispelling the idiocy and slander you see in the ‘lamestream’ media these days.

    Can you call the Tour de France for me? They should know that when I won a difficult hill climb by an unprecedented 15 minutes it had absolutely nothing to do with the comically high levels of testosterone in my body.


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