Holy Pipes Batman!
March 4, 2010
We have obviously reached the point in modern-day sports that we know what we see. So when a guy shows up to camp looking like Superman after looking like Robin for the past 2 years, we understand the story.
When I first saw David Wright’s physique this spring, I did a double-take. Then after I let it sink in for several minutes, it became very easy to understand. Wright is under a ton of pressure to boost his power this year after an embarrassing campaign (for his standards) in 2009. If he were a 2nd place hitter, those 10 home runs would have looked fine to go along with all of his other production. However, Wright has built a reputation that depicts him as a middle of the order hitter with 25-plus home run power.
Don’t get me wrong, if this means that Wright will hit 25- 30 homers this year, then I do not care what steroid mixture he is taking. I am a Met fan, and I want them to win. After all, Wright would not be the only major league player taking the juice this season, or any season for that matter. Make no mistake. Steroids are rampant throughout not only baseball, but all sports. It is impossible to identify new compounds as they are produced because the experts do not know what to look for if they have yet to see it. This is the reason that steroids will remain prevalent in both amateur and professional sports.
Therefore, all I have to say is this. Keep shooting whatever it is you are shooting, David. Hit those home runs and make all Met fans happy. I will be the first one cheering when that first ball is hit into the stands at cavernous Citifield.