Friday, August 11, 2006

Innocent Until Proven Guilty...

In their bid to sell newspapers, the NY Daily News has been relentlessly attacking Mets' catcher Paul Lo Duca the past few days. This all stems from his divorce proceedings, which have become public, and as usually happens, rather messy, when one is in the public eye. However, PLD has not only been taken to task over his alleged infidelities, (rumored with a girl from Island Park, my hometown), but also about alleged gambling debts that may or may not have involved bets on baseball. Quite frankly, this is one subject that we do NOT want to read more about. Divorce, like marraige, is a very personal and private affair, no pun intended, and is something that deserves to be handled privately. There are never any winners in divorces, and in a season that has been relatively free of diversions except those regarding the completion of our pitching rotation, we'd love it to stay that way! I know that they have to compete even harder to sell papers, and, like in 1992 and 1986, years when both local tabloids were in financial trouble and years that the Mets provided ample headline fodder, tabloids are truly in danger from things like the internet, ESPN & satellite radio! However, that is never an excuse to fry someone publicly until they have had what would equate to a "fair trial"- we call 'em as we see 'em, and would never excuse illegal actions by a player just because he was a Met. By that same token, we certainly don't want to see more of these cheap sales ploys until/unless something more final happens. We won't discuss this at our blog anymore, except to say that we support PLD, are grateful for all that he's given to the team this year, and now let's focus on taking 3 from the Nats!

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