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About time to say you're sorry, Sandy

Fans deserve a mea culpa from Alderson, who didn't speak up during steroids era

Updated: October 28, 2010, 10:57 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

In a lot of ways, Sandy Alderson comes to the New York Mets out of central casting. A Marine, Vietnam vet, Harvard Law grad, architect of a winner, and a baseball ambassador charged to stamp out fraud and drug use in the game's Dominican Republic pipeline.

Who would dare reject that resume? Alderson sounds more like a commissioner of a first-rate sport than a general manager of a second-rate team. In fact, maybe a quick fix of the Mets puts him in line to succeed Bud Selig.

But ...

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