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.
Valdespin wasn’t exactly on solid footing in the Mets organization, and that was before his 50-game suspension as part of Major League Baseball’s investigation into Biogenesis.
It’s time to realize that those who refuse to admit that Rodriguez has royally screwed up are beyond assistance. We will call them “A-Rod Apologists.” You are an “A-Rod Apologist” if you…
A-Rod was booed Monday in Chicago. It’ll happen again Tuesday and Wednesday, and during his home debut Friday. Just don’t expect any piling on from the Bleacher Creatures.
Baseball knew it had a PED problem in the mid-1990s. Had Selig truly cared, he would have blown the whistle and sought measures to clean up the game.
No doubt the ratings were fueled by some unique baseball theater: MLB announced a 211-game suspension Monday for A-Rod, who vowed to appeal before taking the field in his 2013 debut.
Once the greatest player of his time, Rpdriguez was reduced Monday night to saying that he was humbled, at 38, just to “have the opportunity to put on this uniform again.”
“If all the allegations are true, then I’m glad they got caught and I’m glad baseball is doing something about it,” Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.
A-Rod is determined to go down swinging. And the next two months could be his last hurrah.
The Yankees star will appeal the ban, which takes effect Thursday. He’ll be allowed to play during the grievance process and made his season debut Monday night in Chicago.
Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for his ties to the Biogenesis of America clinic. Valdespin will accept the 50-game ban without an appeal.
No lifetime ban? MLB is about to send a clear message — that baseball will welcome back any offender, no matter how heinous his involvement in PEDs.
Alex Rodriguez figures to have a one-of-a-kind day on Monday. He’ll receive a lengthy suspension from baseball and then head to the ballpark to play for the Yankees for the first time this season.
The appeals process could take months and if the suspension is upheld A-Rod could miss games into the 2015 season.