Hefty contracts wooed Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton to the Angels, but their disappointing play has only served to warn against investing in players past their prime.
Easy for you to say with the season more than half gone. The trick is to figure out which 30-year-olds are over the hill. If it were me, I wouldn’t worry about a guy who is 30; I would fret over giving a 30-year-old a contract that is still in effect when he’s 40 or close to it.
Absolutely right, Mr. Ocker. What’s the big deal? Some of the biggest figures in sports have done the same thing, nothing less than Braun.
So what if he broke the rules to take unfair advantage of his sports peers. It’s only unfair because the latter have some moral standards that are holding them back. Braun’s only sin is getting caught. How does that look to young kids when the role model gets caught? Right. Gotta be more careful.
How else are you going to get ahead in life? Just playing by the rules doesn’t guarantee future success.
We’ve got a president who lies virtually every day. And not afraid to simply deny allegations but engage in comprehensive cover ups then make false allegations against those who won’t bend to his will.
Reminds me, Mr. Ocker, I could confidently bet I know who you voted for in the last couple of presidential elections.
We obviously don’t speak the same language, else why would you write such a scathingly sarcastic email? If you were defending Sarah Palin (I’m guessing she’s one of your heroes), I could understand it.
But this is what I wrote last Sunday, and I don’t think anyone who actually speaks English would call me an apologist for Ryan Braun:
“I’m not supporting Braun on any way. He’s guilty of using PEDs; he cheated; he attempted to gain an unfair advantage over his peers, and what he did was against federal law, not just MLB rules.”
Not even Fox News could spin that to mean that I think Braun is being framed and is really a prince of a fellow. As long as we have rain, we will have mud to sling. You obviously live near a swamp.