Sad day for A's fans. A few year back, we had a young, enthusiastic, exciting shortstop from the dirt poor Dominican Republic named Miguel Tejada. He played hard. He was funny. He loved the fans. And it sure didn't hurt that he hit .308 with 32 homeruns and 134 RBI in 2002. I remember when Steve Schott, then the owner, let him go to the Orioles before the 2004 season, Schott said his mom was pissed off at him, and she should have been. He was the kind of player that helps make the game as great as it is.
And now he's pleaded guilty to lying about who on the A's was using 'roids. He's going to be 35 years old on May 25, and it doesn't look good:
Judge Alan Kay explained that the guilty plea could affect the Houston Astros shortstop's immigration status, and could land him as much as a year in prison.