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Waiting for A-Rod

Posted on: February 17, 2009 11:57 am
 

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Big Top, er, tent is ready and the podium is set.

Now, with disgraced slugger Alex Rodriguez expected to conduct his first public news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST today, want to know what a (Bronx) zoo this place is?

The parking lot at George M. Steinbrenner Field is jammed. So jammed that, a few minutes ago, a reporter left to make a Starbucks run and was warned by a security guard that he could not guarantee that she'd be allowed back in the parking lot -- that there'd be room -- when she returned. So she bagged the Starbucks run.

Meantime, before the Yankees' morning workout, their clubhouse was crammed with media. If you're the least bit claustrophobic, it wasn't a good place to be.

Veteran pitcher Brett Tomko, in camp trying to win a bullpen job, put it best as he threaded his way from the front door toward his locker in the back of the room.

"It's like going around landmines here," he said of dodging all the reporters. "It feels like playing hoops and you're making your way around defenders."

As of 10:15 a.m., when they closed the clubhouse and the Yankees prepared to go to the field, several key players, including Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon, still were absent. And there was no sight of A-Rod, yet.

Today is reporting day, with the Yankees first full-squad workout scheduled for Wednesday.

See ya after the A-Rod show.

Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2009 12:42 pm
 

Waiting for A-Rod

A-Rod should be banned, He should have come clean when this whole thing started. He thought he was above the law. Everyone that gets named from now on should have a season long ban. I agree with David Ortiz ban these cheaters for a year and make them go thru what Bonds and Clemmons are going thru with the Grand Jury inquiries. Lets see if he lies and what kinda person A-Rod really is.




Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2009 12:38 pm
 

Waiting for A-Rod

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'Nuff said.  If guys like Bonds are going to be chastised and given and asterisk, so should A-Roid, I mean A-Rod.  No different.  I guess he made sure all that contract money was well used back in Texas.




Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2009 12:36 pm
 

Waiting for A-Rod

Here's the deal...  A-Rod broke trust with his fans and the sport of baseball, as did all the users of illegal performance enhancing drugs;  A-Rod's transgression continued for three full years but prior to the players' union and baseball management were coerced by fan outrage to create rules, regulations and sanctions for use of illegal drugs [but not prosecution - how in the hell does that work?] and as such, it should be considered water, muddy, toxic water, but nevertheless water under the bridge; subsequent to his use which he now expects us to believe only occurred in the country's hot bed of illegal drugs and performance enhancers as opposed to New York where they don't even exist, he denied having ever used them at all...  An outright, but understandable lie since he didn't expect to be caught although one wonders why another person would feel it necessary to warn A-Rod of an upcoming "random" test, and like Clinton, A-Rod did not feel it necessary to pretend contrition until the DNA showed up on the dress, or the report exposed the test results of 2003 and was considered reliable.  A-Rod "...did not have a sexual relationship with those drugs...". 

Three years of use... 

The game has been tarnished by those who used the drugs, and by those who have unwaveringly lied about that use. 

Cowards and debasers of the game and the game ought to turn its back on these players.  Using drugs to enhance performance differs from the 1919 Black Sox how?  Using these drugs differs from Pete Rose's gambling in what way? 

Fortunately, he is a Yankee so let them deal with it and him.  Will all the players who used these drugs stand proudly in support of this teammate on this matter, please.  What a phony display of misplayed team loyalty.  Support him in the clubhouse, not display yourselves for all of baseball's youth to see and then to contemplate "What the hey, is your good enough, it doesn't matter what you do." 

A-Rod and Bonds, laughable, and not a championship between them.

 

 




Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2009 12:23 pm
 

Waiting for A-Rod

Who gives a crap Miller. Write about baseball please. Your always on the roids thing. It's gotten real old.



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