Friday, February 13, 2009

A-Rod admits to steroid use...

A-Rod did the smart thing and decided to go with the Andy Petite route rather than the Bonds/Clemens route of simply denying the evidence stacked against them.

Does an apology warrant any level of forgiveness for poor ole Alex, caving to the immense pressure of the expectations placed upon him when he came to the big leagues? I don't think so, but it does count for something.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A-Fraud Reportedly on Steroids

Sports Illustrated is reporting that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003. I'm a bit conflicted in my feelings about this.

As a Red Sox fan and Yankee hater I feel a great amount of schadenfreude to see their star player taken down a notch and showing once again the shallow nature of their success.

As a fan of the game of baseball this makes me very sad. I had said in previous posts about Bonds that I was glad that A-Rod would break Barry Bonds' record and baseball would again have a legitimate Home Run King and in the process bring some dignity back to the baseball record books. Unfortunately, it seems that the tarnish of the steriod era of baseball won't come off so easily.