Quote of the Day: if you disagree with MLB’s tactics, you’re apparently pro-cheater

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This gem from Bob Klapisch is why we can’t have nice things:

Does it bother you that MLB played tough to get the evidence? It shouldn’t, not if you believe baseball needs to root out its cheaters.

This is the sort of logic that has prevented any sense of sanity to prevail in the conversation about performance enhancing drugs. Apparently if you’re bothered — merely bothered! — that MLB paid off a drug dealer, purchases stolen evidence and allows its investigators to sleep with witnesses and all manner of other things, you’re pro-cheater. You think PEDs should be totally legalized or something. If you’re not 100% for MLB, you’re against it.

I think it was the sixth grade when I was introduced into the ethical and moral subject of whether ends justify means. It may have been even earlier than that. Yet here is a big time newspaper columnist who thinks such considerations are silly.  He should be embarrassed.

Or, if he wants to remain consistent with this argument, he can advocate summary executions of suspected PED users. That is, if he doesn’t want us to think he’s pro-cheater.

Brian Dozier’s shot to center got stuck in the wall at Target Field

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You don’t see this every day …

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a blast to dead-center field in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Tigers and it neither cleared the fence, nor banged off the fence, nor dropped in front of it.

Instead, the ball found a comfortable home inside the wall …

This isn’t the first wall-sticker for Dozier. He put a ball in the bullpen fence in Washington during an exhibition game against the Nationals back in 2016.