Now I made no bones about the fact that I'd wished Sheff would've hit 500 in the last game of season last year. He got an extra at bat after Magglio tied the ballgame in the 9th, but no it was not to be. My hopes for him hitting that dinger were not strictly unselfish. I thought perhaps if he hit it, he'd retire on top of the world and free up $14 million off our salary for 2009. Not to mention the fact that I was at the game, and it would be really exciting to be there for such a milestone.
I'm happy for Gary, and hope he enjoys all that goes along with such a crowning achievement. If there are any shadows of such things as PEDs, well, Gary must learn to live in their shade. If experience tells me anything, Sheff can talk himself and anyone who will listen into believing that the cream and clear were simply liniments applied like so much Icy-Hot.