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Spilt Melk

Melky, say it ain’t Sosa.

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1 rbj   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:10 pm

Oh man. That sucks. Damn shame.

2 Simone   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:16 pm

Oh Melky, nooo...

3 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:17 pm

When I was a child, I mixed milk with juice once ... once.

4 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:21 pm

He admitted to taking "a substance I should not have used." (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/15/melky-cabrera-suspended-for-50-games-for-positive-testosterone-test/)

Does this mean he realized he screwed up by not checking the ingredients/contents of an otherwise legal substance? Or that he took a banned substance? That can make all the difference, right?

Either way, I'm impressed that he just owned up to it. I'll bet the Giants are pissed, though.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:21 pm

Fug 'im.

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:26 pm

Dammit Melky. WTF!

7 Hank Waddles   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:27 pm

I just heard this while driving home in the car. I was surprised how disappointed I was. I always loved Melky when he was on the team. I wasn't that broken up when he left, but was definitely happy to see him have success last year with the Royals and especially this year in San Francisco. I sure wish this hadn't happened.

On the one hand, he probably cost himself a forty to fifty million dollar contract. On the other, perhaps he wouldn't have been in the position to expect a contract like that...

Poor Melky.

8 ms october   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:29 pm

bendito. i always liked melky. too bad it went down like this.

9 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:36 pm

I never liked Melky and wasn't sorry to see him go. Good player but I never thought he was as good as he thought he was. Always seemed like a shithead to me.

10 ms october   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:49 pm

[9] i thought his early call-up and taste contributed to that demeanor.

11 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:57 pm

I always liked him, and thought he was better than the fourth outfielder label that was slapped on him in NY. I was happy for his success, and felt that it validated my assessment of him as a younger player. Now I think he's a fool, and I'm a dumbass for having believed in him.

12 Yankee Mama   ~  Aug 15, 2012 2:59 pm

I thought his demeanor changed. He seemed gruff during the All-Star game. It took me by surprise. It irked me.

Separating Melky from Cano seemed ideal for Cano's career. They were wild boys, seen around town soaking up the NY thing. That was not sustainable.

13 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 15, 2012 3:02 pm

12) Those boys had a reputation of chasing skirts up on Dyckman for sure.

14 Yankee Mama   ~  Aug 15, 2012 3:16 pm

[13] Yup. Uptown, downtown, all around town. Being in the Aikido world, I used to know bouncers from different venues. The reports were in. Young and randy.

15 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 15, 2012 3:32 pm

Best cynical response I've heard yet came from a friend: "I'm glad he wasn't on my fantasy team."

16 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 15, 2012 3:45 pm

I'm shocked, SHOCKED this sort of thing could happen in San Francisco.

17 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Sad. Didn't Melky work out with Arod in the off season?

18 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2012 6:57 pm

[16] :)
[17] :(
[13] We've all chased skirts at one point. Unfortunately in my youth I never caught any. Must be nice to be a young, rich, talented ball player living the NYC life!

19 Chris   ~  Aug 15, 2012 8:44 pm

Nothing ... repeat, nothing ... wrong with chasing skirt. But you gotta be über-stupid to think you can get away with this nonsense in MLB 2012.

Guess we know how he was able to hit 300. Shithead status confirmed. Good deal, Cash.

20 randym77   ~  Aug 15, 2012 8:48 pm

Melky has been acting like a complete asshole lately. Now I wonder if it was 'roid rage. Taunting his former teammates, making "suck my dick" gestures to fans and repeatedly pretending to throw them balls and not doing it... I always thought he was dumb and kinda lazy, but not mean like he's been this season.

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