Yankees fans are a notoriously fickle bunch. Players who do not fit the mold of the “True Yankee” often find themselves drawing the home crowd’s ire whever they fail, while having their successes glossed over or ignored. Such has been the fate of Alex Rodriguez, as the radio waves and stadium seats are filled with [...]
Any of my long time readers would know that I think all the commotion over the steroids issue is silly. I’m not going to comment on the A-Rod situation because we don’t know the extent to which he took steroids, the effect on his game that they had, or much else about this whole situation.
During the tough times—the divorces, the celebrity courtships, the opt-out, the playoff droughts, the Jeterian obsession—the one thing A-Rod could always fall back on was his skill set and his work ethic. He is a living legend that is unmatched on the field and in the batter’s box. Early in his career, he seemed [...]
According to a Sports Illustrated report, Alex Rodriguez tested positive in 2003 for two different types of anabolic steroids.
From the article:
I must say—if the Yankees don’t keep Nick Swisher around, I don’t know what I’ll do. Apparently, he’s an awesome person with a superior bat and, to top it off, he’s a versatile player and an athlete. Keep the guy around, please.
Also, while I’m at it, keep Joba Chamberlain in the rotation, OK? [...]
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