This is but a cautionary tale, and not about laying blame, but about accountability, as Schilling himself was quoted, and for all parties involved.
MLB has an insatiable appetite for a young crop of uninformed and naïve Latino talent. And it will not be satisfied until it has thoroughly strip-mined every last iota of talent, as cheaply as it possibly can. And that includes Cuba.
How Miami elected officials allowed for approval of a potential $645 million public project without public input, during the height of the Great Recession, where real estate and unemployment problems surged in Florida, is stunning.
Although MLB’s owners overwhemingly just extended Bud Selig’s contract as commissioner, they will feel the pinch when it comes to a notable change in the new CBA and its revised Debt Service Rules.
Most shocking, perhaps, to those who have followed and have lived through the steroid era in MLB, has been the MLBPA’s seemingly caving in to HGH testing; especially with the speciousness of the current state of HGH testing capabilities. Its accuracy and protocol is still being challenged amongst the science community to date.