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Robinson Cano gets apology from negligent reporter

Oct 5, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Ivan Nova, Robinson Cano Reuters

The Charlotte, N.C. reporter who claimed Robinson Cano tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs last month issued an apology Monday on his twitter feed.

Tordjman deleted the tweets that stated Cano was about to be suspended for 50 games by MLB. According to the New York Daily News, he’s made a contribution to the Robinson Cano Foundation as part of his apology.

Of course, Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, couldn’t resist a chance to chime in: “When journalists and media outlets act unprofessionally and negligently and submit false statements about a fine person and great player, we’re happy that the apology was issued.”

  1. brewcrewchamps - Oct 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Where’s Braun’s apology?

    • atworkident - Oct 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

      It was waved on a technicality.

      • djpostl - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:55 PM

        Bazinga.

  2. barrancefong - Oct 5, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Andrew Baggarly reported that Melky Cabrera tested positive for PEDs weeks before he was suspended then issued an apology when nothing came up. Of course, we all know how that ended up.

  3. cur68 - Oct 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Yeah, this is kind of weird. It could very well be a legit apology but . . after the whole Melky thing? Yeah…this sorta smells….

    • bigleagues - Oct 5, 2012 at 1:18 AM

      I want to believe Cano is playing by the rules, even though I think a profoundly different approach to PED’s is needed by MLB, but this does sound all too familiar.

  4. szapata03 - Oct 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    Where is the apology from Peter Gammons? He’s the douche that fueled the rumor further, by saying that he had heard that rumor “about three weeks ago.” In the race to say “I told you so, first,” Gammons lost my respect.

  5. footballer4ever - Oct 5, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    In case you are not aware, journalism nowadays is in the same level as of lawyers and cops, corrupted as hell!

    • paperlions - Oct 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

      That doesn’t make modern journalism, lawyers, and cops any different than any other time in history. Any time there is a large group of people entrusted by the public, opportunities for corruption abound…and some portion of that group will avail themselves of said opportunities.

  6. ericellers - Oct 5, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Robbie Cano has a loaded gun he Carries in a specially designed holster in his waste belt of his uniform. Says he’s gonna cap de azz of the first person trying to slide him off a dlb play in the playoffs!!

    • seahawks80 - Oct 5, 2012 at 5:32 AM

      This is just plain stupid

      • indaburg - Oct 5, 2012 at 6:42 AM

        Yes. Yes, it is.

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 5, 2012 at 11:54 AM

        Yeah…I think he may need a nap. He seems delusional.

  7. Fink - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    More “me first” journalism, just like the NFLRA agreement that was signed and sealed, until it wasn’t. Shoot first, ask later… this is the age of smartphones.

    • thefalcon123 - Oct 5, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      Hmm, I was going to take your comment seriously, then I remembered this:

      “Fink – Oct 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM
      and for Volquez…

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/awards_2008.shtml#NLroy

      bam! get yo facts straight before tick tackin away at those keys, falcon”–Fink

      Umm, Fink…Volquez *wasn’t* a rookie that year. A lot of ink was spilled on that subject. Including this article from MLB:

      “Volquez’s presence on that list is definitely unique: No longer a rookie, the pitcher was mistakenly placed on the ballot and received three votes for second, thus there was an obligation to include him in the final results.”

      http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081110&content_id=3672838&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

      And saying Santiago had the greatest rookie season ever is deeply stupid.

      So, Fink, get your fact straight before idiotically coming in here and saying that mine aren’t. I can only hope you read this to realize what a fucking idiot you are. There is no greater pleasure than a enormous jackoff being dead fucking wrong while feebly attempting to correct others.

  8. randygnyc - Oct 5, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    In the age of instant dissemination without serious bonafides, things like this can happen from time to time. No excuse as this appears to be created from thin air.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

      What’s worse is people using the Baggerly/Cabrera situation as justification for doing this. As if one person making an accusation, which later turns out to be true, is enough to drag any other player’s name through the mud.

      This apology should have come out that day. As I said on that original thread, he cites a twitter personality (incarceratedbob) who acts like he has inside sources across all sports. The reporter in question should never have run with that tweet(s).

  9. jayscarpa - Oct 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Boras probably wrote that statement.

  10. mJankiewicz - Oct 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    I said it on the original thread, and I’ll say it here. I live in Charlotte. The thought that any media member here would have a clue about anything going on in sports outside of the Carolina Panthers is laughable.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

      I have lived in the Davidson area for the last 4 years (2 years Huntersville, 2 years Davidson) and I can’t remember if I’ve ever knowingly turned on the local sports/news station. If I want news, I go online to cnn/nytimes/slate. For sports, its here/posnanski/espn.

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