I’m out here fighting to rehab and get another chance while guys are cheating their faces off. Stay classy fellas
— Victor Black (@Vic_Black_2) April 29, 2016
Tell us how you really feel, Vic.
While his stay in the Big Apple was short, former New York Mets reliever Vic Black has maintained a fairly strong social media presence, and lashed against PED users after Miami Marlins’ second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended 80 games.
While Black’s words were harsh, it’s hard to blame him here. Gordon, fresh off signing a $50 million contract extension this past winter, won’t see the field until August. Black remains a free agent, still working his way back through injuries and control issues which hampered his 2015 campaign.
Gordon “unknowingly” took a banned substance. Well, doesn’t that sound like every player who has been hit with a PED suspension, ever? Vic Black certainly doesn’t want to hear it, and neither do the fans.
Black pitched well in a 2014 stint with the Mets, logging a 2.60 ERA in 34.2 innings. We can only hope that Black gets another chance in the Bigs, and gets to face Gordon upon his return.
I smell some chin music coming Gordon’s way.