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.
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.