OK, once I figured out that the "Raffy" that's all over the news is Rafael Palmeiro, not Raffi, the beloved singer of children's music, I was able to breathe again. I mean, I always thought there was something VERY creepy about Barney the Dinosaur and there is definitely something wrong with the Wiggles, but Raffi was OK in my book. I would have been crushed if he'd been taking steroids.
For those of you who are freshly out from under the rocks, baseball great Rafael Palmeiro is weathering a bit of a shitstorm due to the fact that he tested postitive for steroids. Yes, this is the same Rafael Palmeiro who recently pointed his finger at some probing Congressmen and stated that he had never done steroids. And, yes, this is the same Palmeiro who hit recently became only the fourth player in major league history to get 3000 hits and 500 home runs. And yes, I think that "Probing Congressmen" would be a great band name too.
Anyhow, Raffy says he accidently ingested the steroids. From what I'm reading, people are having a tough time believing this. Palmeiro's detractors say that the steroid he was alleged to have taken, Stanozolol, is far too powerful to have been accidently or casually ingested as part of some health drink or over-the-counter supplement. I borrowed the graphic below from the great site Boston Dirt Dogs to give an idea of what people are saying about Palmeiro.
I, on the other hand, believe that Palmeiro could easily have ingested just about anything accidently. I myself ate an entire Friendly's Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cup Friendzee after dinner when I'd intended to eat nothing at all. Also, at dinner, I'd intended to order a dinner salad instead of the chicken parmigian melt. A couple of weeks ago at the Dave Matthews Concert I accidently ingested six or seven JagerBombs. It happens all the time, give the guy a break!