Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Plaschke... I Think Your On To Something

Yesterday, while enjoying my early morning routine, I had a chance to sit down and read Plaschke's newest blurb in the Times. Don't Be Surprised if 'Rocket' Escapes the Bonds Treatment.

I have to admit that I think he's on to something.

Plaschke writes:
"Although Clemens' and Bonds' careers have taken the same arc toward eternal athletic life, they are perceived as differently as, well, white and black.

America does not want to believe the dirt on Clemens because he is a nice guy, a family guy, a good ol' guy and, let's be honest here, a Caucasian guy.

America likes its sport villains dark and moody and everything that has always been Bonds."
It a bit of a disturbing acknowledgment and shows that we may still have further to go.

Mr. Plaschke, I give you a thumbs up for this editorial, but I promise this is the last time I do.

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