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Baseball Writers Have Balls

Lying RogerSo evidently Roger Clemens is a cheating liar. Thanks a lot, Roger.

It was bad enough when Clemens went from the Sox to the Yankees. But as for cheating? Can I just say that I was satisfied with the explanation that his longevity was due to the fact that he put Ben Gay in his cup. That would certainly be enough to push me to extraordinary accomplishments year after year!

I applaud the baseball writers – Love You Verducci! – for refusing to vote the newly eligible players into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Not only do I have zero interest in the records set by guys who cheated, I have no intention of shelling out my hard-earned money to take my kids to ballparks to watch cheaters play a game I’ve loved since I was a little girl.


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Lying Lance

Lying LanceSo Lance Armstrong lied. The dreary weather matches my dreary mood. It’s not even that he used whatever he used. It’s almost not even that he had a fairly elaborate system in place to do what he did. It’s that he lied. Repeatedly.

I know. As an adult, I’m supposed to be ready for people to lie. It’s not supposed to shock me. But it does. And since I take it personally, it disappoints me, too. I honestly expect that once someone is caught cheating, that person will step up and admit it.

With Armstrong it’s even worse. Not only did he choose to lie – casting aspersions on others along the way. He waited to come clean until he wanted something else badly enough to make admitting he cheated a priority for him. To me, that makes his admission worth about – I don’t know – exactly zip?

So Lance is a fraud. A big lying fraud. Thanks a lot, Lance.

And now Lance wants to compete in other sports. Nice try.

I will not waste one second watching Lance Armstrong compete. Ever. Again. Under any circumstances.

Believe me when I tell you, I’m not lying.

(Read the ArmstrongDopingReport for yourself!)