Friday, January 12, 2007

Freudian Slip or Just Bad Choice of Words?

To get a little context for Barry Bonds' recently failed drug test, an AP writer decided to interview Omar Vizquel. Because when I think about players who might have some experience with performance enhancers, my mind immediately goes to Omar Vizquel. Either that, or Visquel was the only person at the Giants complex at the time.

But as it turned out, if you just take things out of context a little bit, Visquel had some very insightful commentary on the current environment in MLB:

"There are so many substances out there right now you don't know what you should take or what you should not. Right now, I'm afraid to take vitamins for the same reason. You don't know what's going to be positive or what's going to be negative. Anything with chemicals in it can be bad."

"This year we had the best chemistry on the team."

Best chemistry, Omar? Yeah, I'd say so. A roster full of major leaguers that includes Barry Bonds, and there's only one positive drug test all season, and it's for amphetamines? I'd say that's some excellent chemistry. That's like Mr. Wizard quality stuff right there. If you ask me, only the Cardinals had better chemistry than you guys last season. Great job, Giants!

2 Comments:

At Sat Jan 13, 02:42:00 AM PST , Anonymous Sanchez said...

"There are so many substances out there right now you don't know what you should take or what you should not."

I like the way it never occurs to the guy to not take anything. Like thats just not an option at all.

 
At Sat Jan 13, 02:53:00 AM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

To be fair, Vizquel also said, "Right now, I'm afraid to take vitamins for the same reason. You don't know what's going to be positive or what's going to be negative. The best way for players is to stay natural."

But that wasn't as much fun, so I left it out.

 

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