I nearly cried when I read the Philly.com article where poor Raul Ibanez had to defend himself against an irresponsible and moronic blogger. Apparently, some idiot came out in his blog stating he felt that Ibanez must be taking steroids and that this was the only explanation for his outstanding year.
I will not post the link to that blog here because I do not wish to give that guy any support. The nerve of him; not only does he seek to slander the name of a good man, but he gives responsible bloggers everywhere a bad rap.
Do we all get annoyed and rant sometimes? Sure. But generally speaking, we rant about the truth, not some idea we have made up in our heads. If your team had a bad game, feel free to say so. The facts are the facts, a loss is a loss. And if we make jokes to lighten the mood (like I do, A LOT), they are solely for entertainment purposes and not to hurt anyone. But for goodness sake, do not spread rumors and report unverified and even worse, totally speculative information and present it as news!
Poor Raul; he does not deserve that. Just because we are immersed in an era of baseball where steroids have run rampant, does not mean that all players have joined in. Does hard work and dedication no longer pay off? Or are we to instantly attribute all good play to steroids? Sure, we have been disappointed by a lot of players, but that does not give anyone the right to make such accusations.
And that is my informed and totally honest rant of the day :O)
‘Phillies Memories’ DVD Review
I wrote a review for the new MLB DVD, ‘Phillies Memories’ which was posted on Phillies.com today. The DVD is only $19.95 and is very entertaining and informative, covering all 126 years of the Phillies. Please read the review and feel free to pass on any comments. I did make one typo…let’s see if anyone figures it out ;O) Maybe I should take steroids to enhance my performance? (FYI – This is a JOKE – just in case some idiot takes that to a new level of stupidity :O)
Facebook / Twitter
Technology; you cannot escape! Just thought I would note that if anyone would like to be my Facebook friend, send me an email and I will send you the link. I have received letters from many, many readers in the last few months since I posted my email address and I appreciate the feedback very much! I am always open to finding new Phillies friends to talk baseball with!
As for Twitter, I am listed as PhilsPhollowers. Feel free to follow me :O)
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