For Me in 2003

December 31, 2002

If the world were organized for my happiness, these things will happen in 2003. Read the rest of this entry »


This Rose is a Weed

December 16, 2002

You know, it fades in time. And the fuzziness leads to complacency. But now it is back in the public eye. And it gets clearer and clearer every day. Bud, grow a pair and stand your ground. It may be the only time in my life I’ll say you’re right. Pete Rose is banned for life. So what if he wants in the Hall of Fame? 

Admit and then be admitted? 

So if someone whines long enough we just forget about it and let them off?

People view baseball without raised eyebrows because there is a death penalty (so to speak) for gambling ON YOUR OWN TEAM, which Rose did.  I don’t care what a majority of Americans think about Rose’s reinstatement, how many of the polled are even baseball fans? How many have read the Dowd report? Juries aren’t asked to vote on guilt or innocence without having to listen to the evidence. I’ve read, I am a fan, I don’t want him back in the game ever.  

I have no problem with him being elected to the hall of fame. Posthumously.


Alcoholism

December 14, 2002

Theoren Fleury is back at work in the NHL. It is the second time Theo has come back from an absence due to substance abuse. The initial time away was after he voluntarily entered the NHL’s substance abuse program and rehab when, in spite of on-ice success, his life spun out of control. This time, he didn’t wait for a test to tell his employers he’d relapsed. He again asked for help. And some people still are having trouble understanding how the NHL can allow this man to play in the league. How can his team mates accept him back in their midst after his irresponsible behavior? How can the Blackhawks continue to employ him? Read the rest of this entry »


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