Wednesday, March 17, 2010
One question about the whole Ron Washington thing
So Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine... and evidently he did coke at Augusta. (Way to take cover behind the Tiger Woods scandal.)
I admire that Washington didn't try to deny it and I also admire the Rangers didn't show him the door. He's supposedly a good baseball man and shouldn't be put out to pasture for a mistake. The organization has Josh Hamilton on their payroll, so they know a thing or two about giving people a second chance. (No pressure trying to win this season, Ron.)
But what caught my eye is his quote "This was the only time I used this drug."
Wow. That is some rotten luck. You get caught 100% of the times you use a drug!
That brought up my main question:
How people START cocaine at age 57?
Did he look at his "bucket list" and say "Wow, I've never crossed off Act more like Tony Montana"?
Strikes me as a strange time to begin a bad addiction.
Oh what do I know?
It just goes to show you another thing... remember how shocking the cocaine scandals of the 1980s were?
I guess after a decade of sluggers injecting horse hormones into their butt and Manny Ramirez using female birth control, cocaine just seems kind of quaint.
Oh well... let's play ball.