Saturday, February 7, 2009
More on the A-Rod Roid Leak
All indications are that A-Rod did not know that he had tested positive as a result of the 2003 survey testing program. Presumably, however, he did know he was taking steroids during that time. The steroid he took was supposedly harder to detect and perhaps for that reason he didn't think he could get caught. Regardless, this is a big hit to a lot of us. I keep trying to figure out some way to spin this and write a funny post, but I suppose it's too early. It stings right now, I won't lie. It's not just that A-Rod took steroids. After all, it's not like he's a home grown Yankee. But he's our guy for the next nine years. Regardless of whether he breaks it, the all-time homerun record will still be tarnished. Worse for humanity, the person with the most integrity in baseball with regard to PEDs is Jose Canseco. Think about that. Jose Canseco, the douche of douches, is the person with the most integrity with regards to steroid usage in baseball. Not McGwire, not Palmiero, not Pettitte, and now, not A-Rod. Think of how many class act ballplayers are on the list of people we can't trust because they cheated, but Canseco is a beacon of honesty. That's outright crazy. That's how badly baseball has handled the steroid era. Want honesty? Ask Canseco, just pay him up front. Wow, MLB. Wow.