Creeping Inexorably Toward A Worthwhile Sub-Heading.
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
But We Knew That Already
Turk Wendell's not very bright. Colorado, Wendell's current team, will play the San Francisco Giants nineteen times this season. Ten of those contests will be at Coors Field. Why, then, would he make a statement like this in print:
"If my personal trainer, me, Turk Wendell, got indicted for that, there's no one in the world who wouldn't think that I wasn't taking steroids," the veteran Rockies reliever said. "I mean, what, because he's Barry Bonds, no one's going to say that? I mean, obviously he did it. (His trainer) admitted to giving steroids to baseball players. He just doesn't want to say his name. You don't have to. It's clear just seeing his body."
If I were a pitcher playing nineteen games against the Best Hitter In Baseball, with ten of them at the Best Hitter's Park In This Or Any Other Dimension, I might think twice before calling him out on anything, let alone the Official Barry Bonds Sore Subject for 2004.
No, Turk's not very bright. But I'll be looking for those games, just to see how much candlepower he's got once Barry lights him up.