Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Good Guys

While there have been a boatload of players arrested recently, there have been a few who have managed to avoid the temptation of making a quick buck in exchange for throwing  games. One article that I've read mentions two players, Peng Cheng-Min and former Dodger Chen Chin-Feng,  for their tough "moral fiber" in rejecting suspicious advances. 

Though it's nice to know that not everybody is a crook in the CPBL, I notice that the players mentioned happen to be two of the best, and highest paid, in the league. Not to take anything away from these players, but it must be a lot easier for these guys to turn away from any bribe offers than their teammates who make quite a bit less. That an extremely popular (and well-paid) player like Chen "The Beard" Chih-Yuan appears to have accepted cash for games simply shows an immense amount of greed on his part.

Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for both Peng and Chen (C.F.) and hope they have good seasons this year. But if the league is going to avoid any similar scandals in the future, it'll have to be due to the "tough moral fiber" of every player on the roster, from best to worst.

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