As the sport presents the bad guys to you via suspensions over the next few months, don’t forget the folks who oversaw the actions in the past and did nothing until it was too late.
Bottom line is this—A-Rod will no longer be considered among the greatest players ever, and he will not be in the Hall of Fame, as a Yankee or anything else.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Bud Selig said MLB’s “very comprehensive” probe proves that baseball has the toughest drug policy in professional sports.
Alex Rodriguez broke his silence Thursday in a statement: “Myself and others are being mentioned in a media report before the process is even concluded.”
Alex Rodriguez is the best and worst of sports, with a hearty helping of the latter for the last decade. The conversation becomes gratuitous, redundant, ridiculous. But we must. Because he won’t let us leave him alone.
Before agreeing to cooperate with MLB’s investigation, Biogenesis operator Anthony Bosch asked for six-figure “financial help” from Alex Rodriguez, according to the New York Daily News.
A Lightning Rod for all the wrong reasons, none of the off-field distractions — and there have been plenty — have seemed to have had any effect on A-Rod in the past. It shouldn’t be any different this time.
A league executive told CBS News that Anthony Bosch could implicate up to 25 players, including some stars not currently connected to the firestorm.
You knew this was coming. And no, It wasn’t Tweetin’ Trump’s first tirade about A-Rod.
Steinbrenner can repeat “innocent until proven guilty” all he wants as far as the current investigation goes. If nothing else, A-Rod suffers from guilt by association.
The Yankees star denied any involvement with the South Florida clinic under investigation by MLB after a report connected an associate of his to the facility.
According to reports, A-Rod bought documents from an ex-Biogenesis employee. His intention was to reportedly either destroy them or leak them in an effort to draw attention to other players.
Major League Baseball paid a former employee of a Florida anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs for documents, The New York Times reported Thursday on its website.
A-Rod’s controversial offseason could soon involve a courtroom.
“If guys are going to cheat, they’re going to cheat,” Youkilis said. “They’re also going to get caught now more than ever.”