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Jack Cust is in the Mitchell Report. If you're going to have a steroid-usin' DH, might as well have the best one.
Adam Piatt and F.P. Santangelo are also mentioned (surprising names to me), as well as the usual Canseco/Giambi-era suspects.
Just wondering: are all the people who planned to boycott the A's if they signed Bonds also planning to boycott the A's if they keep Cust?
bonds' cheating enabled him to pretty much have his way with the game of baseball, to dominate it to an unprecedented extent, and to re-write the records that many fans (not so much myself, but many fans) find, or used to find, a source of inspiration and an object of reveration.
cust's cheating enabled him to do what, linger around AAA long enough for a desperate A's team to pick him up for half a season?
all i'm saying is that you can't really think about them separate from their contexts.
and the fact that bonds is such a boor makes it all that much easier to dislike him. propping up the giants for so many years doesn't curry many favors with this dodger fan either, i'll admit :)
I mean, we do it in our legal system, but that doesn't mean it's right.
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