Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Baseball Notes

So Alex Rodriguez is a drugs cheat and a liar. I knew that my intense dislike wasn’t simply because he plays for the New York Yankees, the evil empire.

Following an article in Sports Illustrated which outed him as someone who took performance enhancing drugs (steroids, in other words) in the early 2000s, and clearly demonstrated that he lied in previous interviews when he flatly denied having taken steroids.

Rodriguez admitted in an interview with ESPN’s Peter Gammons that he used "a banned substance," then saying "I don't know exactly what, um, substance I was guilty of using," and then "I started experimenting with things that today are not legal." So what he is saying is he took something or some things for three years and didn't know what they were, but even though he didn't know what they were, he somehow knows that they were banned.

As Tony Kornhesier said on Pardon the Interruption, he clearly didn’t take the right kind of performance enhancing drugs – the ones that get you a World Series ring or even a hit after the seventh inning.

Now comes a press conference apology (of sorts), but there’s a whole lot more to come on this. And as for A-Fraud’s future Hall of Fame candidacy? Time will tell.

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