Monday, December 31, 2007
Cage Match- Moyer vs. Monahan
Shane Monahan pissed Jamie Moyer off. Who is Shane Monahan? Nobody! Unless you're a real box score junky, like myself, you probably don't even remember Monahan in the late 90's. He played for the Seattle Mariners from 98-99 batting .235 over 226 at bats...like I said- Nobody! However, he's making his name infamous with the steroids scandal as he claims "that the clubhouse culture led him to use steroids and amphetamines with the hopes of lengthening his major league career." Grand Pappy Moyer, who was a member of the M's back then, is not too thrilled about these allegations- "I choose not to get involved with all of that stuff. We're all grown men of many different ages. If he's throwing people under the bus, that's his choice, but it disappoints me. I can tell you that I was there for 10 years and I never saw anyone take steroids. This will be my 20th year in the major leagues, and I don't even know what a steroid looks like. If I have to start relying on those things, after so many years in the game, then it's time to pack it in. That's the way I look at things." Later in the interview, off record, Jamie added- "If he wants to spout off about his former teammates painting a misconstrued picture, then I challenge the pussy to a cage match. I'll show him that you don't need steroids to beat someones ass." If Monahan accepts the fight, word has it that Comcast will be airing it on pay-per-view February 16th at 8 pm, with the undercard being Manuel vs. Eskin.
By the way, for future reference Jamie, here's what steroids look like.