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The prodigal, and chemically enhanced, pitcher returns to Mets
2007-05-30 07:37
by Bob Timmermann

Guillermo Mota has finished his 50-game suspension from baseball for testing positive for a PED and he will rejoin the Mets today. Ambiorix Burgos will go back down to the minors.

Mota's teammates are welcoming him back:

"Hopefully everybody in this clubhouse learned from [Mota's] mistake," Mets third baseman David Wright said Tuesday, according to the New York Post. "He served his suspension, took a big financial hit, and we're going to welcome him back because we need him."


Mets closer Billy Wagner told the Post that Mota doesn't owe an apology to his teammates.

"He served his penalty, paid his price," Wagner said. "He doesn't have to come to me and apologize. He had his reasons for doing it. I don't know why and I don't care. The problem is the people that aren't getting caught."

Mets fans will likely welcome Mota back too, showing that the quality of mercy is not strained. Especially if the athlete is on your team and is pretty good.

Mmm... fatted calf... Mmm...


2007-05-30 07:46:30
1.   D4P
"Hopefully everybody in this clubhouse learned from [Mota's] mistake,"

i.e. use PEDs that can't be detected, such as HGH.

2007-05-30 08:23:42
2.   Shaun P
1 Except that there is a lot of evidence that HGH does not enhance a ballplayer's performance:

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