Saturday, February 16, 2008
Having been out all day--I just had the opportunity to review Paul LoDuca's first public appearance and comments after he was named in The Mitchell Report. Boy, would I have loved to have been in on that presser at Space Coast Stadium. Because after reading some of the accounts--I still don't have any real sense whether Our New Number 16 was totally dodging the bullets fired at him by the media.
Mark Zuckerman over at The Washington Times found LoDuca to be sincere.
The Washington Post reports LoDuca as non committal--questioning his non-remarks.
Nationals.com says LoDuca apologized for "Mistakes in Judgement".
While The Associated Press questioned LoDuca's sincerity in his responses.
And Sohna and I heard a report on WTOP claiming that LoDuca did not state what he was apologizing for.
So, where does that leave everyone? Does life go on now? Will this all be forgotten? Will The Commissioner Suspend Him?
I am just as unclear now--as before.
Because, what I really wanted to know about today's Press Conference was whether Paul LoDuca's comments were heartfelt. From these reports, that's not a sure bet. Nothing could have benefited Paul LoDuca more than a honest apology. When anyone is sincere in their remarks, Americans--in general--are forgiving.
So--was Paul LoDuca earnest? Or, simply not candid?
I would love to know that answer.