Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Roberto Alomar: Bit of a Dick

All right, I know he didn't play for the Royals, but Jesus Christ, this cannot be ignored.

So Alomar joins the ranks of former Mets who are apparently horrible human beings--right there with Ambiorix Burgos.

Perhaps the weirdest part of this story is the following excerpt from the article:

In April 2005, Alomar told Dall he was suffering from erectile dysfunction and confided "he was raped by two Mexican men after playing a ballgame in New Mexico or a Southwestern state when he was 17," the suit says.

That is fucked up.

It's not fucked up enough to balance out the fact that this guy, if we're to believe the plaintiff, continually lied about having been tested, and HIVed his live-in girlfriend, just so he could go bareback, which leads me back to the title of this post...

In terms of baseball, how does this affect his Hall of Fame chances? Obviously, he measured up well in comparison to other HOF second basemen, although the last few (possibly AIDS-riddled) years have been used to argue against his inclusion by Roberto Alomar naysayers. Does something as fucking awful and evil as this (if he's guilty) successfully keep him out? It's certainly possible because willfully AIDSing someone you love borders on attempted murder.

1 comment:

Little Brother said...

It's bad...agreed, but I think Brian Giles beating his pregnant (now ex) girlfriend so badly that she eventually miscarried.

AIDS-riddled or not, his numbers suffered.