Originally Posted by westofyou
No, but Pedro's best buddy in Atlanta knew him even before that.
How long have YOU known him?
I am glad you mention if I know him. No, I do not. As a matter of fact I do not know any MLB players who currently grace the MLB diamonds. I am sure that someone's best friend did know Frank. And if I knew the person who knew Frank, I might believe that person. I do not know this person though. So I have to make my own assumptions. And MLB and the Union are to blame for the many-and-many people just like me who love the game of baseball.
Is it absurd to wonder things like this? My answer (of course) is hell no. If you are a naturally big guy, is it fair to get more questions from the fans? No, but such is life that was setup by the people who run their profession and run the union in which they pay dues to every month.
I see it like this: did people still question gambling on the game of MLB by players after the scandal from 1919 broke? Or did fans think everything was hunky-dory after the news broke and players were put on trial (and eventually banned for life)? I am sure people still questioned the integrity of the game for many years after the White Sox ban. Therefore, you can argue about a player's integrity all day. No problem with that. But do not find fault in others who argue the opposite. Frank's fault? No... despite the fact that he supported the Union that tried so hard to hide the obvious (he really did not have much choice if he wanted the benefits derived from being a member).
Frank and many others will forever be questioned. Right or wrong... blame MLB and the Union.