Sunday, August 19, 2012

And If It Weren't For You Meddling Federal Investigators, I Would Have Gotten Away With It

The San Francisco Giants are up to their old tricks again, trying to cover their cheating with even more cheating.

San Francisco Giants star outfielder Melky Cabrera mounted a campaign to avoid his 50-game suspension that included a fake website featuring a fictitious product in an effort that was quickly uncovered by MLB investigators, the New York Daily News has reported.

Citing an anonymous source close to the case and an associate who told the newspaper he was "accepting responsibility for what everyone else already knows" concerning the fake site, the Daily News reported famed investigator Jeff Novitzky and agents from MLB's investigative arm have begun looking more closely at Cabrera and the scheme purportedly hatched in July as they seek the source of the synthetic testosterone found in his urine.

"There was a product they said caused this positive," the source told the Daily News. "Baseball figured out the ruse pretty quickly."

Cabrera's suspension was announced Wednesday.

Novitzky is the Food and Drug Administration special agent who, in his prior job as an IRS special agent, ran the investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO). That probe led to the seizure of the baseball drug list and the indictment of home run king Barry Bonds.

There was speculation in today's GT about how low the Giants could go. Well, now that they have been caught by federal investigators twice on the same guy and his transgressions, I think it's fair to acknowledge that going low is par for the course with that organization.

14 comments:

Spank Horst said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Dusty Baker said...

Suck it you cheating bitches!

Fred's Brim said...

well said, Spank and DB!

Fred's Brim said...

Vanishing Stan!

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry FB there was already a post that I had doubled up. I actually searched for it but since there wasn't a pic I glossed over the text as I was reading on my iPhone.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Pirates @ Cards went 19 innings.

Steve Sax said...

From the ESPN PGT: "Billingsley is the first Dodgers pitcher to win six straight starts since Kevin Brown won seven straight in 2003."

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I'm not able to bring back our post but I did like the fact you had a sweet picture (I wrote my all-text post while on the plane). Can you re-post and link to the earlier post?

Steve Sax said...

@dusty: but if that's a pain no worries

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ha! And here I had initially thought to be lenient on the guy for being forthcoming. I feel like a complete ass for taking a Gnat at his word.

Steve Sax said...

How do you think Melky feels?

Fred's Brim said...

All of this beautiful denial coming from the Melky camp makes this stink even worse. "No it was only me, nobody else helped, this was a singular effort of deception." Any chance this gets linked back to the Gnats themselves? I could see some low-level staffer in the media relations department being asked to help prepare some of the content for the website

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

Those germans do have a way with words.

Franklin Stubbs said...

literally "damage glee", which is a perfect approximation of my feelings.