Monday, February 9, 2009
A-Rod Did the Right Thing
He took steroids. Just kidding. In an interview with Peter Gammons, that will air tonight on ESPN at 6pm ET, Rodgriguez admitted taking banned substances throughout the three year period he played for the Rangers from 2001-2003. He did not claim he only did it once. He explained that he felt the pressure of his contract and he only blamed himself (at least that is the indication from the articles on CNNSI.com and ESPN.com. ESPN broke the story). This will go a long way toward helping A-Rod reclaim his place in baseball. Will he ever hold the same stature he did one week ago? No. But significant salvaging can still be done. This will be an interesting couple of weeks, but A-Rod, I believe, has done the right thing and this will not follow him all Spring, let alone all season.