And I’m still in shock.
Frankly, I don’t know why I’m so surprised at this. He’s such an outstanding player… and his work ethic, his non stop training and… I don’t know what happened. Do positive steroid tests end up misleading? I hope that’s the case here. Maybe he just took steroids once and didn’t do it again. I would forgive him for THAT… maybe he uses it a ton. I don’t know. We really don’t know. All we know is, he tested positive for steroids back in 2003 with the Rangers, and that now HIS name will be tainted forever, which honestly kills me.
I don’t know why I get so attached to players, but I do. It’s not just Yankee players, but pretty much all players. I feel bad for them. I walk through their shoes. I really don’t think A-Rod is a true cheater… I don’t know that for sure. Until you can prove to me that Alex Rodriguez is a full fledged roid raging cheat cheat cheater, and there’s no doubt about it, I’m going to continue to support him and continue believing otherwise.
I’m going to drink A LOT of soda now…
I’m going to be using this blog entry to present information about this whole Alex Rodriguez situation. Here, I’ll present all the facts I can find about it on MLB Network and other resources. Here are some of the notes I have taken thus far, and I’ll continue to add info as I learn more:
Survey was supposed to be anonymous, and results were to be destroyed
MLBPA never explained why they did not destroy the results
Gene Orza reportedly tipped a player(supposedly Alex Rodriguez) that a test would be coming up later in the year
Sources will not be revealed
Rodriguez chose not to reveal any information to Selena Roberts about the situation
Scott Boras most likely was aware of this situation
Additional names have not been verified from this test.
Rob Manfred, MLB Executive VP of Labor Relations: “…we can not make any comment on the accuracy of this report as it pertains to the player named. …any allegation of tipping that took place under prior iterations of the program is of grave concern to Major League Baseball, as such behavior would constitute a serious breach of our agreement.”
Gene Orza on A-Rod steroid test results in 03: “I’m not interested in discussing this information with you.”
Alex Rodriguez is not in danger of being fined or of leaving the Yankees