Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The obligatory A-Rod post

All the other blogs are doin' it, so here's my take on the A-Rod situation.
As you know, A-Rod was one of 104 players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003. The test was supposed to be anonymous to tell Major League Baseball how big of a problem they had, but a Sports Illustrated reporter discovered A-Rod was on the list recently.

The Yankees star admitted to juicing, but said he was only using during his Texas Rangers years, from 2001-2003.

A-Rod said he took 'roids because he felt the pressure of a $252 million contract. But here's my take: he received the contract because he was the best young player in baseball. All he had to do was keep on keepin' on. Since steroids have been proven to actually create more injuries than it prevents, it seems like that was a bad idea.

Kansas City sports legend George Brett spoke out on the matter.

Now the big question is, will the rest of the list be released? Since you can't put the genie back in the bottle, it would only be fair to baseball fans to see the whole list. I'd sure like to know which Royals players tested positive in '03.

Tejada faces charges
We already knew Miguel Tejada was an accused steroid user; he's named in the Mitchell Report. But he faces charges, and is expected to plead guilty, for lying to Congress about it.

It seems to me that politicians can only make baseball worse.

--Matt Kelsey

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