Pearlman’s latest post is entitled “I Don’t Believe Nelson Cruz is Clean.” Wow! Quite an assertion. Go ahead, Jeff. Tell us why you think that.
He gives us two solid-as-a-rock, lead-pipe-cinch, airtight reasons:
1) Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz was suspended for PEDs in last year’s Biogenesis sting.
2) Cruz is having a terrific season this year.
Well, in that case, what are we waiting for? Fry his ass.
Pearlman admits he has no evidence, no insider info. But he also insists he’s entitled to an opinion on the matter.
Is he, though? Is it OK to have opinions when we have no facts and no evidence?
We all have opinions. But having them is different from expressing them, especially publicly. Does Pearlman think Ryan Braun’s still juicing? Does he think Lee Harvey Oswald was somebody’s fall guy? Does he think Area 51 is a junkyard for UFOs? He’s entitled to opinions on these and other matters. But unless he knows something you and I don’t, he needs to keep those opinions to himself.
Is Cruz still using PEDs? I don’t know. And neither does Pearlman. But baseball has a testing system in place – a testing system that last year nabbed Cruz. He served his punishment and has been publicly contrite. What’s he supposed to do now? Take a dive at the plate? Quit hitting homers in hopes that Pearlman won’t think he’s dirty?
Add Pearlman’s totally uninformed opinion to my own opinion that baseball is in desperate need of a PED Policy 2.0.
I usually agree with Pearlman. He seems like a solid guy. But I think this heat is getting to him. That’s just my opinion, though.