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Jim Kaat on Alex Rodriguez and the bigger question:
When I went down to the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic team practice before A-Rod opted to shut it down for the tournament and have hip surgery, I got to talk to him a little bit. He came right up to [...]
One position that I have long espoused that I often find to be contrary to the feelings of much of the sports media world is my view on steroids. They do not bother me all that much, and I think that the grand reveal of all steroid users has done more to harm the sport [...]
Ken Davidoff (Newsday) has the story. Essentially, the team of investigators will meet with A-Rod between today and Friday to discuss his recent admission regarding steroid use.
Everyone who has ever touched a baseball field has an opinion about A-Rod, and the latest former star to weigh in is former Yankees captain Don Mattingly. Don has one of the most refreshing perspectives on this that I have heard from a former player:
Don Mattingly reached a boiling point. The Dodgers’ hitting [...]
Check out Steve’s “A-Rod Theory” over at WasWatching. It’s a pretty nifty theory regarding A-Rod’s PED use, and one that is actually built upon solid, factual information. Still, I’m hopeful that Steve is wrong for all of the obvious reasons.
According to a story NY Daily News released today, an infamous ”steroid-linked trainer” spent the entire 2007 season in close proximity to Alex Rodriguez during his MVP year.
The article also links the trainer to such star players as Vladimir Guerrero, Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz, who only days earlier talked tough about implementing harsher penalties [...]
According to the official in charge of the agency which regulates pharmaceutical drugs in the Dominican Republic, Primobolan was not available for legal purchase, over-the-counter or with a prescription in his country between 2001 and 2003.
Dr. Pia Veras, who oversees the regulatory agency, told ESPNdeportes.com that Primobolan is known as “boli” [...]
One point often brought up by those sick of the media coverage of steroids in MLB is the seeming double standard when compared to the treatment given to NFL steroid users. As Joe Posnanski pointed out a few days ago:
One of the arguments that never seems to end is why people seem so [...]
Derek Jeter apparently had his own steroids related press conference today, and was a lot more open about the issue than he has ever been about, well, anything. After supporting Alex Rodriguez and commending him for owning up to his mistake, Derek had the following to say about the notion that “everybody was doing it:”
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