NEW YORK (WFAN) — A new book claims Major League Baseball allowed Alex Rodriguez to use a banned substance before his monster season in 2007.
But that’s not all.
“Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era” is full of juicy bits, including a gem that co-authors Gus Garcia-Roberts and Tim Elfrink shared with WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show on Tuesday.
Garcia-Roberts said former Biogenesis head Tony Bosch, MLB’s star witness in its performance-enhancing drugs case against the New York Yankees third baseman, admitted in his testimony to a night club caper involving, allegedly, a lost vial of Rodriguez’s blood.
“There was one really incredible story where Bosch goes to meet Rodriguez at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach, the LIV night club, specifically. Bosch mentioned that on ’60 Minutes,’ but what he didn’t mention, probably because it’s embarrassing, is … he draws A-Rod’s blood, puts the vial in his breast pocket,” Garcia-Roberts said. “He’s in the bathroom stall, in the men’s room, Yuri Sucart is guarding (the door) of course. And he goes out on the dance floor. And he starts dancing, loses the blood — he said all this in his testimony — loses the blood on the floor and is frantically looking around for a while, and finally finds it.
“And when you learn this stuff, it’s really incredible that these are the guys who tricked baseball, or at least baseball didn’t expose them for the three years that they were together.”