Saturday, May 15, 2010

Berkman and Cushing, a contradictory love story

Bernardo Fallas talked to Lance about Brian Cushing, who, I guess, plays football or something.

“You never know exactly what the circumstances are that made him test positive. Until (you do), you have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.”

Now, that's awfully sweet. Because Lance hasn't always been so kind about athletes testing positive for PEDs.

Like his reaction to Sammy Sosa:
"That's not that surprising at all. There are just certain guys that you pretty much know without coming out and making an out and out accusation, but it does not surprise me, not even a little bit."

Or Manny:
“It wouldn't surprise me if he (Manny) was on steroids. It's sad to say, but that's the way I feel about it. I wasn't surprised. I think that anybody that makes the game look clownish is under suspicion because it's just not that easy. It's unfortunate that here we go again with another round of steroid questions..."

Or A-Rod:
"I don't feel the least bit sorry for him. If you do something like that, you're going to pay the piper eventually. I'm sure his teammates will be right there for him like we would for anybody on our team. But you make your bed, you've got to lay in it."

So this vow of open-mindedness is a touch inconsistent...