The Boston Red Sox have signed relief pitcher Jenrry Mejía to a minor league contract. The same man who was recently banned from baseball for life. When you look at this signing you have to wonder, is Dombrowski stealing this idea straight from Leo Durocher’s playbook?
A Brief History of Mejía and Steroids
Mejía was banned from baseball after testing positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone multiple times. Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid used to lower body fat and improve definition. Ok fair, maybe Jennry has some body issues, can’t blame him for that. However, Boldenone is an anabolic steroid used in veterinary medicine, mainly for horses.
Baseball is a game for humans, or is it?
Mr. Ed – the horse – faced one pitch from one major league pitcher. That pitch was from Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. Mr. Ed was able to turn on that pitch and take it off the wall at Dodger Stadium. One swing, a line shot 380 feet deep. Of course, horses are pretty dang fast. Once Ed took off out of the box the Dodgers had no chance. Mr. Ed ended his baseball career averaging a home run (off of a Hall of Famer) every single at bat of his career. One has to wonder, was Mr. Ed on Boldenone?
Let’s circle back to Mejía. Is he a fan of the show Mr. Ed? Is this where the idea came from? Is Dombrowski looking for a solid bat off the bench? As the season goes on we will have to keep an eye on Mejía. Maybe the Red Sox won’t use him out of the pen after all. Maybe a situation will present itself where the Red Sox need one clutch at bat against a future Hall of Famer. Maybe Mejía is their guy – or horse.