Diamonds and Ice

What did you think of A-Rod’s press conference?
February 18, 2009, 12:08 am
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez addressed the media today to discuss testing positive for steroids when he was with the Texas Rangers in 2003.

What did all of you think of the press conference? How did A-Roid come off in it?

Here’s a sample of the press conference. Let me know your thoughts.


He’s not A-Fraud, he’s A-Roid

So Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003. Surprised? Don’t know why you would be.

There should be no baseball player’s name that truly shocks you when it comes to performance-enhancing drug use. There was/is big money involved in baseball, there was no true MLB drug policy with any teeth.

My question is why Alex Rodriguez felt the need to juice in the first place? He already was a player with immense talent and an immense long-term contract with the Texas Rangers. Then again, guys with huge egos …

The thing that really bothered me about the whole A-Roid “scandal” is that a promiment member of the MLB Players’ Association supposedly tipped off Rodriguez a year or so later that he was about to get steroid tested again.

So you are more concerned about one of your most prominent union members getting busted again instead of making sure he’s not juicing anymore? It’s things like this, that money over everything mentality, that has long bothered me about the MLBPA.

And while we’re at it, what is it with the New York Yankees and performance-enhancing drugs? A-Roid, Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens, Chuck Knoblauch, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield (always rumored but never proven) …

They’re not the Bronx Bombers, but the Bronx BALCOs. They’re not the New York Yankees, but the New York Needles.