I don't know what it is about this A-Rod situation, but its making typically sound writers look like idiots. Consider this passage from Ken Rosenthals "Steroid Admission Just the Beginning for A-Rod" article:
"Rodriguez evidently believed the upside of trying to salvage his reputation was greater than the downside of any potential fallout from his ESPN interview.
Well, by 'coming clean,' he has compromised the other 103 players who tested positive in '03, putting pressure on them to be just as forthcoming if their identities are revealed.
But Rodriguez isn't worried about them, is he?"
Okay, so you're basically saying that A-Rod is selfish for coming clean since he didn't consider the imagined pressure it would put on the other 103 guilty players on the list. That. Jerk.
I typically like Ken Rosenthal, but this was stupid. I guess from Rosenthal's point of view, A-Rod should not have admitted to it, and perhaps even denied it to spare his fellow 103 PED users. Does Rosenthal think that anyone cares about protecting the people on that list?
This steroid issue is making typically good writers write dumb. I hope this passes by the time spring training starts in two days. I sure am ready to get back to some baseball.