You and the Giants have greater issues at hand (e.g., we're one half a game behind LA) than the stupid, stupid thing Melky Cabrera did, so we will try to be brief here. Cabrera, in an attempt to hoodwink MLB after being suspended 50 games for doping, created a super bad, super phony website to prove his innocence. NY Daily News reports that the slugger "created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove he inadvertently took the banned substance that caused a positive test under Major League Baseball's drug program."
NY Daily News has more:
The scheme began unfolding in July as Cabrera and his representatives scrambled to explain a spike in the former Yankee’s testosterone levels. Cabrera associate Juan Nunez, described by the player’s agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, as a “paid consultant” of their firm but not an “employee,” is alleged to have paid $10,000 to acquire the phony website. The idea, apparently, was to lay a trail of digital breadcrumbs suggesting Cabrera had ordered a supplement that ended up causing the positive test, and to rely on a clause in the collectively bargained drug program that allows a player who has tested positive to attempt to prove he ingested a banned substance through no fault of his own.
Gah. No matter on which side of the banned-substance argument you fall (we're not baseball purists by any stretch), we can all agree that Cabrera's backtracking effort here was, at best, lame. At worst, malignant.
In related news, whatever shall become of the "Melkmen," the group of guys that root for the Cabrera? Not since Ashkon's over-marketed "Don't Stop Believing" shtick have we come across something so inorganic in the franchise, fan-wise.