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.
Former St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Clark is out of his sports-talk radio job, and so is his co-host, after Clark’s on-air comments alleging that Albert Pujols took performance-enhancing drugs.
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.
Alex Rodriguez has lost his platform and prerogative to advise, to surmise, to sermonize on any matter that requires a modicum of nobility. He has lost his line of credit with mankind.
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 appeared to be working out at the closed stadium in Trenton and taking batting practice.
Alex Rodriguez played in a simulated game Thursday, probably the last step before the New York Yankees send him on a second minor league injury rehabilitation assignment — if he’s not suspended first.
“Suspensions and testing and the whole drug program that they’ve got is obviously a failure,” Fay Vincent said. “It’s not working, and something has to be done to keep these guys from doing what they’re doing.”
Why the rush? The league apparently wants to give some players the option of serving a 50-game ban before the season ends, the New York Post reported. Just don’t expect it for A-Rod.
It all sounds ominous, though the Yankees third baseman “has no intention of negotiating a settlement” for his alleged part in baseball’s latest PED scandal, according to USA Today.
Will Alex Rodriguez or any of the other players tied in media reports to the Biogenesis of America clinic get disciplined and, if so, when?
Two all-time Yankees say they’ll back up Alex Rodriguez if he’s suspended in the wake of MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis and performance-enhancing drugs.
Not only did Braun let down scores of baseball fans Monday, he riled up players all around the majors. The guys who used to be in his corner. The guys who make up the union membership.
The best possible outcome for Rodriguez would be a 150-game suspension.
Rodriguez is coming back from hip surgery, played seven games for Tampa and Charleston. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.