The Boston Herald story amazingly opens as follows:
Mr. Massarotti, and why is that?
After all, he pitched in the 2007 post season in a deciding game.
- The team with the biggest cheater in baseball, Paul Byrd, hasn't been swamped with 24/7 vitriol on radio, tv, print, and internet? Why is that, do you think?
- His years-long drug use was not revealed, however until the day of a deciding game against a different team--fascinating how that timing worked out.
Paul Byrd's boss, Mark Shapiro, HAS BEEN DEEMED A GENIUS AND IS NAMED 'EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR' BY THE BOSTON BASEBALL WRITERS (BBWAA chapter).
- When questioned, Byrd would not deny using up to and including that moment, saying it was a "private matter." The next news we hear is:
From this recognition of Shapiro and its reporting, one is left with no choice but to see MLB and its writers still do not care about drug abuse. If it concerns the Cleveland Indians.
- Massarotti makes no mention in his Shapiro story of Paul Byrd or any drug problems of any kind. Just that Shapiro has a lower payroll.
- They still care very much about talking about payroll disparity. How lucky for the Cleveland Indians.
Reference, Boston Herald article by Tony Massarotti, "INDIANS BUCK TREND,"
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