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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Guillermo Mota and moral indignation I don’t have

Sportswriters around the country are down on the San Francisco Giants because they employed Melky Cabrera and now they have brought back Guillermo Mota, two known drug cheaters. Tim Kawakami wrote a provocative column that ran this morning in the Merc. Tim made two main points: Cabrera clearly aided the Giants as they hold onto first place. Mota is back after a 100-game suspension and the Giants, if they wanted to remain morally pristine and not look like Drug Central,… Read More »

Is Guillermo Mota a hypocrite, or what?

The great John Shea — I mean that — dug up this quote from Guillermo Mota after he got busted for PEDs the first time, in 2006. How do you say hypocrite? “I used extremely poor judgment and deserve to be held accountable. To my teammates and the entire Mets organization, I am sorry. I truly regret what I did and hope that you can forgive me. . . . To baseball fans everywhere, I understand that you are disappointed… Read More »

Guillermo Mota suspended

Major League Baseball suspended Giants reliever Guillermo Mota immediately for 100 games for his second known violation of MLB’s drug policy. He was suspended before in 2006. Which makes him at two-time cheater, at least. Which leads to two points: 1. The Giants are losing players left and right. 2. All credit to Baseball for outing this guy and telling him to go away. How many players are using similar stuff and getting away with it? My guess — a… Read More »