BY ISMAEL NUNEZ
FERNANDO TATIS, who was supposed to be the new franchise player for the SAN DIEGO PADRES and a shortstop who last year led the league with 42 home runs, as it was reported by Jon Heyman from the NY POST back in August 13th 2022: “Not so long ago the brightest star in baseball, Fernando Tatis Jr. has turned out to be a fool who thinks everyone else is just as big a fool. Tatis was busted Friday August 12th by MLB for taking an anabolic steroid. and reacted by issuing a statement that would only fly if the country had 100 percent illiteracy or everyone’s internet were permanently down.” This was a total shock!
His manager Bob Melvin stated “It’s a blow for us. I’m glad we’d made some good moves. We have to move on.”
Teammates, Mike Clevinger and Manny Machado, commented to ESPN reporter Coley Harvey: Clevinger stated “It’s disappointing I hope he grows up and learns from this.” Machado added “It’s sad he missed part of the season now this, yet we still have to continue what we have to do which is win.” It’s interesting both Machado and Tatis had a argument in the dugout during the 2021 season and one has to ask how much effect it had on the team!
I wonder does Tatis read! Look at some other Latin American ballplayers who’ve had Hall of Fame careers, now due to using performance drugs, chances are they might not enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY. Among them Robinson Canoe, Manny Ramirez, and Alex Rodriguez, all have faced suspension and are now paying a price! Tatis haven’t you learned the effect it’s had on them! What hurts in Tatis is still young and still has a career path for greatness. Yet this incident will have an effect on him. Let’s see what happens in the Future.