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Forget the asterisk....

Posted at 9:36 PM on August 22, 2005 by David Zingler (1 Comments)

The Rafael Palmeiro steriod outing did more than leave me with egg on my face (after, all itís all about me), it marked the ever-imminent return of the asterisk cries. I however, say forget the asterisk, itís gone the way of the scheduled double header and the World Series day game. If you have no idea what I am talking about, just contact Mr. Collins, Iím sure he remembers.

Anyway, I am here (itís about me, remember) to offer a more 21st Century, Microsoft Word solution to the now steroid tainted record book. I say we list the legit marks in a bold, large font and put the names of the chemical hulks in a smaller font minus the bold. Thus, the record book would look something like this:

All time Homerun Leaders
Hank Aaron 755
Babe Ruth 714

Barry Bonds 703
Willie Mays 660
Sammy Sosa 588
Frank Robinson 586
Mark McGwire 583
Harmon Killebrew 573
Rafael Palmeiro 569
Reggie Jackson 563

Now, not only are the frauds completely recognizable, but the irony of the shrunken names is delicious. Ford Frick is spinning faster than a rotisserie chicken in his grave right now.

Comments (1)

Bravo. This made me laugh out loud, which is worthy of kudos to you, Mr. Zingler.

Posted by Mike | August 23, 2005 10:21 AM

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