ROIDS in baseball … when will MLB take serious action? What a shock, another baseball super-star testing positive for steroids. It looks like steroids isn’t just for Barry Bonds anymore.
Can we just throw out all of their records and call it the ROID era … a time when MLB turned a blind eye to their sport in hopes that fans would return after baseball strikes. The roid era was a complete fraud … how appropriate A-Rod would get caught using steroids.
It’s just one more reason not to like A-Rod and the NY Yankees. As reported by Sports Illustrated, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003. What a shock, we go from A-Rod to A-Fraud to A-Roid. The steroid use occurred when A-Rod was a member of the Texas Rangers and was the year’s American League home run king and MVP before signing the ridiculous contract with the NY Yankees. It is almost impossible to defend Alex Rodriguez and give him the benefit of the doubt as he has cared more about himself and his bank account than he has the teams that he has played for and winning a World Series. There is a reason why people chant “Pay-Rod”.
In 2003, when he won the American League home run title and the AL Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources have independently told Sports Illustrated.
Rodriguez’s name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball’s ’03 survey testing, SI’s sources say. As part of a joint agreement with the MLB Players Association, the testing was conducted to determine if it was necessary to impose mandatory random drug testing across the major leagues in 2004.
As The Gothamist reports, When asked about the results earlier in the week, A-Rod told a reporter, “You’ll have to talk to the union. I’m not saying anything.”
UPDATE I: Pretty Bad when Jose Conseco is proven right … Jose Canseco Alleged in 2008 Book That Alex Rodriguez Used Steroids
The former slugger turned tell-all author accused the three-time MVP of steroid use in his 2008 book “Vindicated.”
Canseco wrote that Rodriguez didn’t explicitly say, “I want to buy steroids,” but instead asked where one would go to purchase them.
“If you want, I can introduce you to some guys,” Canseco said he told Rodriguez. “In fact, I know a guy with plenty of access, and he also happens to be a very good trainer.