A-Rod makes it impossible for anyone but his lawyers to defend him. And they do so because he pays them. What’s your excuse?
The PED crucible, which we hoped would be microscopic by now, just won’t go away. It’s turned into a twisted game show of “Name That Cheat.”
“It was not difficult for me at all,” Selig said. “I spent many, many hours thinking about it, trying to be fair, trying to be logical and rational. I wouldn’t second-guess a thing at all. I thought it was eminently fair.”
Adding to the intrigue: Lackey is scheduled to start Saturday’s game against Rodriguez and the Yankees in Boston.
TMZ’s report “was greeted with both skepticism and bemusement” at Wednesday’s quarterly owners meetings, according to the New York Daily News.
TMZ’s sources called the investigation of A-Rod “abusive and borderline illegal” and said the league has “no proof” that he allegedly obstructed the Biogenesis probe.
The tide has turned in MLB. The league’s new guard has no problem speaking out — in no uncertain terms — against performance-enhancing drugs and the players who use them.
Alex Rodriguez sought advice on legal nutritional supplements from the founder of the company at the center of the largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping, according to the New York Daily News.
The eyes of America are indeed on the Bronx these days where a certain slugger will make his home debut tonight at Yankee Stadium.
“In a pennant race, he’s a guy that you don’t want in the lineup,” Longoria said. “So looking at it from that perspective and that perspective only, I don’t think it’s fair that we can’t have an arbitrator hear the case sooner.”
Alex Rodriguez is “super excited” for Friday night, though he has to be aware of the reception that likely — OK, definitely — awaits in the Bronx.
“I don’t think he needs to,” Vernon Wells said. “Everyone knows what the situation is. Everyone is fully aware of everything that’s going on. It’s not a distraction in our eyes; it’s something he has to deal with.”
Alex Rodriguez has been booed lustily since his season debut, except for when he was hit by a pitch Tuesday. Will it be more of the same at Yankee Stadium?
Johnny Damon, A-Rod’s Yankees teammate from 2006-09, exclaims that if A-Rod was using PEDs during the 2009 postseason, the significance of winning the World Series is certainly lessened, if not completely diminished.
Pete Rose admitted in 2004 to betting on baseball after nearly 15 years of denials. He says players wrapped up in scandal shouldn’t follow his lead.