Even though I have never seen Gene as an umpire, integrity has to be a major part of the skill set needed to fill that role successfully. Gene has more than enough of that quality so it is no surprise that he was one of the first thought of when the vote was taken for this inaugural class.
Congrats to Gene for a most deserved honor and thanks to his brother Johnny for making me aware of this. Two classy gentlemen.
Apparently punishment is ready to be handed down on a group of baseball players allegedly involved with taking performance enhancing drugs. Leading that group is Alex Rodriguez.
I am anxious for this to be put in the rear view mirror. There is a lot of fun and entertaining baseball being played and it would be more enjoyable to focus on that instead of players who weren’t good enough to compete at the MLB level without taking banned substances.
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