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Verducci : Bud Must Admit Culpability.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    In this weeks SI Tom Verducci tell baseball what needs to be done to recover from Mitchell report. One is suggestions he makes is that Bud Selig needs to admit culpability for problem. No mention of fact that Verducci wrote not one but two stories about Clemens advanced traiing methods and personal trainer Brian Mcnamee. In neithther did he raise the steroid issue.

  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    He's dead on about Selig. What a joke he's made the commissioner's office.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Maybe so but it does seem a little odd coming from a writer who was so close to Clemens and failed to raise the steroids question.

    If Tom has started out by admitting his culpability I would have felt better.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Well who has more culpability, Selig or Verducci?

    And what all could, or should have Verducci been aware of that he missed? Could the same then be said of those who were on the Yankees, Mets, or Orioles beats, for instance?
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Anyone who wrote glowing praise about Roger Clemens' workout regimen--or waxed poetic about the summer of '98--needs to write he was fooled.

    All the grandstanding in the world about the sanctity of the game is otherwise nothing more than self-serving bullshit.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Even better than writing they were fooled: Writing that they didn't care. That maybe that puts them out of the mainstream of public opinion, but that they just didn't give a shit.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Actually, I'd argue that puts them squarely in the mainstream.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Why does baseball need to "recover" from the Mitchell Report?

    The paying customers have shown the steroid issue doesn't matter to them.
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If the massive payroll inequities haven't sunk baseball, steroids certainly as fuck won't.
  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    As opposed to the glory days of Kuhn administration? Or Ueberroth's brilliant collusion plan?
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    What particular needs is there for the rending of garments and self-flagellation? Is it like Catholic penance or something? The public at large doesn't give a shit what Verducci wrote four years ago; they don't have crisscross files at the ready to sniff out contradictions, as some here apparently do. Focus on things as they are now; Mitchell is right.

    And Smasher, your Andy Williams is creeping me majorly. Looks as if his face is about to melt off.
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