Saw this little blurb today up on the Boston Globe website.
According to a friend of Palmeiro, the former Cubs, Orioles, and Rangers star wants to return to baseball even after the embarrassing events of 2005. Palmeiro, the highest-profile player ever to test positive for steroids, feels he’s done the time and should be able to return. On Aug. 1, 2005, Palmeiro was suspended 10 games. He returned to the Orioles after the suspension but was out of baseball all of last year. The Cuban-born Palmeiro, 42, feels he can still hit.
Apparently Rafael Palmeiro doesn’t feel like he’s finished, and wants to make a comeback. I wonder who would have him? I’m sure the Rangers wouldn’t. I’m not up on the Orioles situation, but I’m not sure they’d want that headache, either. Guilty or not, there’s a stigma around him now too. It’s still a sad way for him to end his career. I wish that hadn’t happened. Oh well.
I envision him like he was in this old Rangers TV commercial, knocking on the clubhouse door saying “Let me in!”
What do you think? Do you think Raffy should come back, and if he did, who do you think would be interested? My gut feeling is that he will probably try, but I have no idea who would want to take a shot on him.