Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute
With respect to Donnie Sadler - In 2000, he was a member of the Red Sox when his teammate Troy O'Leary mysteriously went on the disabled list with the injury of "divorce." The prevailing rumor was that the divorce was spawned by his wife Annette's affair with teammate Sadler. Epilogue - what is confirmed is that Annette O'Leary would be fired from her job as at an elementary school in 2009 for moonlighting as a call girl.
25-year-old Cody Ross was given up by the Reds for basically nothing at a time when he would have been plenty useful to the Reds. Heck, he'd still be a better option in left field than what we've run out there this year. The following year, in more than 200 major league plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .335/.411/.653, and has since has had a very respectable career as a decent 3rd outfielder and outstanding 4th outfielder.
This transaction will not be listed on Wayne Krivsky's curriculum vitae.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids