Gee Whiz, I wonder why people are suspicious about Pujols’ recovery?

I can’t be the only person who found it to be hilarious that Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire chastised the social media for insinuating that Pujols may have taken HGH in his recovery.

Yeah Mark, how silly of us to be suspicious. It’s not like Albert has access to anyone who used Lord Knows What to get ahead.

Oh wait…

Pujols was hurt with a broken bone. And he came back faster than anyone could imagine. Faster than even the most optimistic prediction.

Under the supervision of Mark McGwire… and we’re supposed to say “Wow, it must be a fluke”?

Remember when McGwire gave his “Oh yeah, it turns out I DID take steroids” interview?
He kept insisting it didn’t help him hit homers. (Of course not.)
It was for recovery.

Well! Then that wouldn’t apply to Albert recovering in record time… oh wait.

And it’s not like he is going to be a free agent soon where a fast recovery time would increase his value… oh wait.

And it’s not like there is an All Star Game coming up where if he were injured, the talk would have been how Pujols was hurt instead of playing in front of a national audience… oh wait.

And it’s not like Albert is a native of a country that has relaxed steroid and HGH laws… oh wait.

And it’s not like his manager Tony LaRussa has a history of managing players who have juices… oh wait.

McGwire said “They don’t know Albert. They don’t know the desire to be the best in the game.”

Doesn’t that sound a lot like Bonds, Clemens, A-Rod and McGwire?

Of course he’s talented. Of course he’s working hard.

But our guard is up. We’ve been seduced by feel good stories and been burnt by too many of them.

If you are offended by that Mark, here’s a suggestion.
Take a look in the mirror and blame what you see.

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76 can mean a lot of things.
The Spirit of ’76 represents the beginning of American Liberty.
Professor Harold Hill wanted 76 trombones playing in River City in The Music Man.
76 was the first year of the Jiancho era of the Han Dynasty.
It’s the atomic number for osmium.

And after the Red Sox home run barrage last night, it is the Magic Number for Boston to clinch the 2011 American League East title.

They are back in First Place. Now let’s avoid anymore injuries to the pitching staff, shall we?
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New Sully Baseball Video "New Baseball Math"

In the latest Sully Baseball Video I talk about how confusing the world of stats can be. I understand why there are new ways of looking at games, but can we stick to one set of stats for a while?

At least long enough for me to understand them!

You can see all of the Sully Baseball videos here on my ShortForm TV Channel.

As always my wife Lisa wrote the script with me, shot it, directed and contributed to the editing.

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