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SBD/November 26, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Published November 26, 2013
GO ON, SAY IT: In Arizona, Paola Boivin wrote D-Backs P Brad Ziegler "should be applauded" for his comments about the $52M deal SS Jhonny Peralta agreed to with the Cardinals. Ziegler on Sunday wrote, "It pays to cheat…Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use,” and then shared a link to the Peralta story. Boivin: "I respect a player willing to take a stand for the good of the game. So few seem to make that a priority anymore. And unlike others, Ziegler hasn’t removed a tweet that caused a little controversy. Here is hoping the Diamondbacks respect his choice, too" (AZCENTRAL.com, 11/25). In N.Y., Andy Martino wrote there is "nothing but confusion and disagreement in baseball about drug issues, with attitudes ranging from Ziegler’s zeal to others’ off-the-record apathy" (NYDAILYNEWS.com, 11/25).
TICK TOCK: In San Diego, Nick Canepa wrote, "As technologically advanced as it is, the NFL has not entered the 21st century -- or late-20th century, for that matter -- when it comes to keeping time." Why the NFL does not utilize clocks that "tick down to hundreths of a second" is "beyond me." The league will "fine players for wearing the wrong socks and fixate on minor matters, but it hasn’t changed the clock." Canepa: "Maybe because it makes sense" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 11/24).