May 30, 2007

Forgiving Mota

David Lennon at On The Mets Beat, writes about Guillermo Mot and what to expect when he comes back tonight:

The Mets get disgraced reliever Guillermo Mota back for tonight's game against the Giants. In a case of unfortunate timing, the club had no choice but to summon him immediately from Triple-A New Orleans once his 50-game suspension was up. Sharing the media crosshairs with Barry Bonds this week at Shea is not an ideal situation for Mota, regardless of his apology.

If Mota gets in tonight's game, and there's a good chance he will, the crowd reaction should be interesting. Bonds was booed loudly last night, interspersed with the expected "Barry S----" chants. As for Mota, I'm not sure what the statute of limitations is. Mota is not the only former steroid user in the majors, just one of the few that has been caught. He apologized, did his time according to league policy, and now is making the most of his second chance.

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