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According to the Associated Press, Matt Lawton was suspended by Major League Baseball today for violating the league's steroids policy. Lawton, who has always struck me as an aimable man, had a forgettable run for the Yankees this past summer.
Baseball players taking all sorts of pictures with chicks. Got to love being famous!!!
If he meant we should care about any baseball player testing positive, he should have said that. Realistically, no one's going to give a rip about Lawton.
Nobody hates the Sawx more than me, but it's hard to not admire Theo, give him credit and wish him well with his future endeavors. Theo honored his contract, he did his job to the best of his abilities and felt, for whatever reason, he didn't want to do it anymore. Many people leave their jobs, in all walks of life. Many bosses try and do everything possible so that certain employee doesn't leave; however, some still do....what Theo did wasn't any different than what many common working people do everyday. Too bad Ian O'Connor would rather write a story to insult Theo's character than praise it, I guess if you've never left 4 - 5 million on the table then it's hard to comprehend what Theo left behind and understand his convictions.
I hate the Red Sox as much as most Yankee fans, but by all accounts Theo is a nice guy who did a good job and fulfilled his contractual obligations. What O'Connor wrote was totally uncalled for.
Beyond that, I wish Lawton the best. He seemed like a decent guy and as a resident of southern Mississippi he doesn't need this sort of thing on top of Katrina and the resulting worries about his family.
Sad coincidence - today is Matt Lawton's 34th birthday. Ouch.
Hey does anyone with real newspaper experience know if sports editors assign articles, like you take the 'what're we gonna do' angle, you take the 'screw him and his argyle socks," angle, leaving the writer to come up with a kind of persona-perspective. I mean, o'conners article reads like a bad monologue.
And Matt Lawton? Well i hope that resolves the issue.
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