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.
“It’s like I’m Al Capone or something,” Rose said. “But guys are starting to come back to my side now because they see what is happening in baseball. Guys are doing things that alter records and they get 65 games. I got 24 years.”
We aren’t angry at A-Rod because he makes the most money, but because he told the most lies. His montage of malfeasance is galling even by our subterranean standards.
MLB has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez is on the list, according to CBS News.
Do something for the fans, the ones who faithfully come out and sit in those expensive seats, whether behind the plate or in the bleachers, to watch this injury-depleted, controversy-entangled team. Do something to show them they count.
To let Alex Rodriguez slide is to implicitly say that cheating is rewarded at the highest level of the sport. Major League Baseball must make an example of him.
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.
A-Rod’s reputation has been severely damaged since admitting to using PEDs in 2009.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he was “shocked” when his friend Braun admitted he violated baseball’s rules against using performance-enhancing substances.
In an interview broadcast Thursday, Porter Fischer said an additional dozen athletes from different sports — whose names have not been made public — were involved in the now-closed Florida anti-aging clinic.
Remember when BALCO fell like the Roman Empire? Somewhere in the ashes, we assumed that a fatal blow was struck against dopers and dealers. We thought that the eye of the steroid storm had drifted off to the sea of history. How’s that going?
Ryan Braun made a deal with baseball and he will sit out the rest of the season before he is allowed to come back to the Milwaukee Brewers and resume his career.
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.
Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor.
Alex Rodriguez hasn’t been part of the team. He is not a distraction, but simply a sideshow. It’s the only issue of which he is guiltless.