Thursday, December 13, 2007

My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Noted PLoD puffer Bill Plaschke, in light of today's report, backtracks a bit from his prior deification of Paul Lo Duca: "The renowned leadership of catcher Paul Lo Duca?

A sham."

Heady stuff from the guy who's love for Lo Duca led him to repeatedly bash LA's then-GM day after day after day after day for loving spreadsheets and not manly virtuous men who will their teams to victory with the sheer volume of their charisma like Paul Lo Duca.


Nevermind! /Litella

Are we going to see the same from Tom Boswell? Is he going to take a step back, look at his godawful lionizing column that painted Lo Duca as some trash-humping bastard child of Gen. Geo. Washington and George Patton? Will he, like Plaschke, admit he's wrong?

I doubt it.

Oh, I'm sure there'll be a throw-away line, lumping Lo Duca in with Logan and the other Nats who were accused. But he'll focus instead on Clemens, Pettite, maybe Tejada (gotta hit those O's!). Eh. Whatever. (Hopefully he'll prove me wrong!)

UPDATE: He proved me wrong!

He didn't even mention Lo Duca in passing! It's an excellent column, though. Boz is, at his heart, a fanboy. And when someone crosses that fanboy, look out. For whatever his faults, Boz really was the first major sportswriter to bring up the steroids topic, years ago when he fingered Jose Canseco. (sorry for the disturbing image)


  • Are you comparing Plaschke to Boswell with regards to PloD (love the name). Boswell wrote one column (and there wasn't that much slurping). Plaschke is in another galaxy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/13/2007 8:19 PM  

  • The question is: fast forward to Opening Night at the new stadium next April. Does Lo Duca get booed in his first AB-(i'm talking Cheney throwing out the first pitch in '06 booed)? Or will most Nats fans have moved on by then?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/13/2007 10:12 PM  

  • anonymous,

    This assumes that most Nats don't just have a more reliable dealer than Nook and LoDuc had.

    By Blogger Michael Taylor, at 12/13/2007 10:46 PM  

  • Sacrilegious AND funny!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/13/2007 11:30 PM  

  • This has even made the news in Australia, so you know it's a big deal. We have our fair share of recreational drug users in local sports, and they normally get suspended by their club and everyone moves on, but juice, that's different. You simply never play again. It's the only answer. I want to watch fair sport. If LoDuca has done steroids, his contract should be cancelled and MLB should stop him playing for anyone, ever!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/13/2007 11:32 PM  

  • If you can't boo a cradle-robbing, drug-pushing, gambling, racist cheater, who are you going to boo?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/14/2007 9:40 AM  

  • big pud was a huge d-bag well before this news came out, but at least now all the fan boys to admit their idol and man crush is pure scum.

    By Blogger Ken Dynamo, at 12/14/2007 4:21 PM  

  • No, Ken, buddy, your got it wrong. Way wrong. He's a winner. Just ask JimBo (who now is apparently in hiding).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/14/2007 4:38 PM  

  • That 'across the board dip in his stats looks a little more ominous now...

    By Blogger Unknown, at 12/14/2007 5:18 PM  

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