Monday, May 02, 2005

The Bad News About Rincon

Ace relief pitcher Juan Rincon becomes the first Minnesota Twin to get busted by MLB's new performance-enhancing drug policy. What was he using? Unfortunately, they don't announce such details. Rincon himself seems to be denying he did anything wrong; his agent plans to file a grievance with the league.

I'm in no position to know, but maybe Rincon's pee cup just got mixed up with J.C. Romero's? You know, kinda like the plot to View From the Top, except with urine samples instead of final exams in flight attendant school. Hey, I'm just sayin'. Not to accuse J.C. of being on the roids, but learning that he's been juicing would be less of a shock than this news about Rincon.

I'm sure that any relief pitcher could benefit from a drug that reduces muscle recovery time or adds a few mph to the fastball, and I'm not naive enough to believe that no Twins player could really be guilty of using a banned drug, but Juan Rincon? Next I'll be hearing that they caught Everyday Eddie with a syringe and a BALCO membership.

We'll see how it goes.


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