Bud Selig says he isn’t to blame for the steriods issue in baseball. No, seriously.
“I don’t want to hear the commissioner turned a blind eye to this or he didn’t care about it,” Selig said. “That annoys the you-know-what out of me. You bet I’m sensitive to the criticism. The reason I’m so frustrated is, if you look at our whole body of work, I think we’ve come farther than anyone ever dreamed possible.”
Selig pointed to the reduction in the number of positive steroid tests among major- and minor-league players during the past three years, as well as the institution of amphetamine testing as evidence that baseball’s 2005 drug policy is working.
There’s no evidence to refute that, since A-Rod and Bonds still belong to the body count of pre-2005 testing, if we could use that word. Did he know about players taking performance enhancers? Probably. Was this knowledge privileged to his office alone, and unavailable to team management, player representation, and insider media? I doubt it.
It’s also worth noting that Selig only took the commissioner’s job in 1992 after he help kick out Fay Vincent and the owners couldn’t find anyone else to replace him. So, in summary, yes, Bud Selig does suck sweaty dripping donkey scrote.