Jhonny Peralta returned to the
Well yeah, but that was before he batted .417 in the playoffs.
Just a couple months ago, Peralta sat exposed as one of the Biogenesis 12, issuing an apology of admittance and regret. He (like the others) stood as the personification of all that was wrong and evil in the game, and a shiny trophy for the MLB brass.
Today? You could hear
the chants all the way to So-Cal: JHONNY – JHONNY – JHONNY! A 3-run bomb in game 4 to break
The short memories that dominate the Jhonny Peralta postseason embrace expose an uncomfortable truth in sports – if a dude produces results, he can pretty much do anything and we’ll be cool with it. I’m not against forgiveness. I believe in second chances and respect that Jhonny Peralta never offered an excuse for his lapse in judgment. He took his penalty, served his time, and ought to be welcomed back.
But make no mistake – if Peralta had sported a .117 BA en route to an ALDS bouncing, the cries would be far different.