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Mike SteffanosFriday, March 12, 2010
By Mike Steffanos

I started a new job this week that was supposed to be a few part-time hours. It hasn't quite worked out that way, however, as I'm unexpectedly covering for someone who is out. I believe it will get easier next week (especially if that person returns), but in the meantime I don't want to let too many days go by without checking in with some content.

Obviously, the latest news about Jose Reyes is not good. I find it disturbing how many of the local media are using this for endless speculation on whether Reyes' condition is due to HGH without a shred of evidence other than a connection to that Canadian doctor. Newspapers used to report news that was back by solid reporting and some evidence -- not anymore.

If Reyes really does have involvement with HGH, do some real reporting and find some actual evidence. If Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds weren't able to dodge the truth of their own PED usage, I doubt somehow that Jose Reyes is more diabolically clever if he had HGH use to hide.

Lacking that, I wish the media would go back to some actual ethics system based on the fact that they are reporting on real people with real lives -- these athletes don't exist merely as topics to fill a lazy column.

As for the Mets, I'm tired of reading how snakebit they are. I've been through a rough few years in my own life, and I know that when I start to feel that way about myself things only get worse. Determination to get past obstacles always works better than self-pity.

Off to work. More when time permits this weekend.

About Mike: I was the original writer on this web site, actually its only writer for the first 15 months of existence. Although I am grateful for the excellent contributions of my fellow writers here, I have no plans of stepping back into strictly an editorial role. I started this thing in the first place because I love to write and I love the Mets, and blogging here keeps me somewhat sane. If you haven't had enough already, more bio info can be found here.

Comments (2)

i'be been listening to the radio today about jose and everyone has an opinion.of course nobody except jose reyes really knows about ped's and he's never going to say he took ped's.i've heard some doctors say medicine will not help his condition and only rest will help.of course when his levels go down, there will be the constant drama of will they go back up when he plays baseball.of course, the mets front office will probably make everything worse with their incompetence.that said, it's hard to believe that a player of reyes's ability could be out of baseball in a few years due to medical problems.I'm hoping he's okay in a month or 2 and the focus goes back to baseball.as for the mets being snakebit, they said that the red sox were cursed and they slayed that dragon.It may take some time, but i like what i see of some of the young players and down the road this will all be a bad memory.

Mike I have said it in times past and its worth repeating now. "this to shall pass" Play ball, we will get 9 men on the field and hear the crack of the bat and hear the roar of the crowd again. Lets go Mets.Pass me another hot dog. I'm ready.Anybody with me? I'll order two dogs.

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