Antonio Bastardo Makes Highly Exclusive Biogenesis List


The list is out!

Jul 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) delivers to the plate during the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After days of not really paying attention to anyone but Alex Rodriguez in the ongoing Biogenesis scandal, MLB has dropped the axe, and there is at least one Phillie on it.

His name is Antonio Bastardo, and you probably know him from that super-aggressive Phillies bullpen we’ve been experiencing all season.  Seeing as the slovenly, half-assed Phillies have engaged in just about every other type of issue this season, it did seem fairly suspicious that they had not yet been attached to this national spectacle.

But fortunately, here we are, watching Bastardo get suspended for 50 games (he can come back for the last two, I guess!) among the likes of Jordany Valdespin, Francisco Cervelli, and Jhonny Peralta (Congratulations, Jose Iglesias!).

This has of course led to a series of further sarcastic questions.