Catcher Yasmani Grandal went down with a season ending acl, mcl injury the other day. I am not going to cry for this guy, that is for sure. You see, Grandal recently came back from a 50 game suspension for peds, in his case testosterone. He was mixed up with that funny lab in Miami, the same one that A-Rod was hooked up with.
When Grandal came back they asked him if he owed the fans an apology. He sloughed off the question, said everybody makes mistakes and then said this:
"If I have to prove anything, it's to the Padres. The fans need to understand that. My job comes first. The Padres are the ones who have me in the big leagues. They're the ones who have the decision to bring me up or down."This attitude is a slap in the face to San Diego Padres fans. I wouldn't be sad if the guy never donned the Padres uniform again. He lacks both appreciation and apparently, character.
I love the fact that both Shaq and Kareem have weighed in on the chronic underachiever's exit.
"Dwight Howard is a perfect example of the fact that “potential has a shelf life.” Kareem Abdul Jabber
“He didn’t seem to want to run a pick-and-roll offense maybe because he had run one in Orlando for so long and wanted to get in the post more. Now Houston runs a pick-and-roll offense." Steve Nash
"We've all been in L.A., and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights. Everybody wants to do it, but when you get there, there are certain pressures. I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. That's right, little town. I said it." Shaquille O Neal
Of course, you want to talk about a guy who is stealing money, consider Andrew Bynum. Free agent once again, never healthy, never done squat for anybody. Poor Philly. Thank all their lucky stars, he is history. Seven foot tall remora.