According to Sports Illustrated: A-Rod … A-Fraud … A-Roid … tested Positive for Steroids in 2003
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.
MLB statement on A-Rod steroid report
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.
Posted February 7, 2009 by Scared Monkeys
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So why would you drag Popeye into all this ??? Popeye never did roids all along he claimed it was Natural Spinach
because the bicepts looked appropriate that why … please do not take everything so literal.
If it wasn’t for Communism in Baseball with Unions, arbitration, etc these players wouldn’t make more than 300k/year. What else could any of them do in life? The one year the owners refused to pay, they were fined for “collusion.” The courts destroyed baseball. And they bankrupted the owners. The modern players are bums and the modern game stinks. Bring back Ty Cobb!
Get a life! Is it their fault you want to hold them up as heroes based on how many home runs they can hit or bases they can run? At the, very, core of corruption is all the money, the vanity and the wickedness that is practiced under those bright lights… while in your eyes, there is, only darkness. We’ve searched your list of heroes and cannont find a one. Is it, really, all about Chevrolet, Baseball and Apple Pie or is it the Light that blinds you?
No wonder Football has become America’s favorite past time.
Baseball is one big asterisk.
These people are far from hero’s just because one can hit a home run.
Hero’s in baseball were people like Joe D. and the Splendid Splinter, Ted Williams, who at the peak of their sports careers went off to war to serve their country.
We are surrounded by many hero’s, safe to say very few are athletes. Sadly, ESPN and their ilk try to make these people more than they are for marketing purposes.
Hero’s do not have to be pointed out, they and we know who they really are.
But, Red, if O.J. Simpson is not the epidome of the partnership that was formed long ago between professional sports, steroids and the breakdown that follows; I’m sure there is a list a mile long of those before him, as well as, after. How vain they all must be to think that their advantage lies in the Star Spangled Banner and the toss of a coin.
Laugh out LOUD!
We were writing those comments (#6 & 7) at the same time.
I could argue your point, but I stand by mine.
Here’s a little asterick:
Just for fun…
I love baseball…I’m heartbroken.
Curt Shilling wrote on his blog that these tests were supposed to be anonymous. He believes all 103 players should be named so the game can come clean and avoid more “outings”. I agree with him. I can understand fans not as rabid as myself, walking away from the game, that certainly is your choice. The game needs to move forward and put this mess behind them. As much as I despise Afraud or Aroid, he should not be the only one outed. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring training on Saturday, winter is almost over! MLB has a week to set this strait before it blows up to an even bigger mess.
As the economy implodes, this has importance?
I think Popeye was on roids too!
Case in point:
How much money do you think is made in the field of professional sports, as a whole? Or should I say ‘hole’? Funny that this story makes the pages of Sports Illustrated, while the biggest story in the news, lately, is the financial buyout and the amount of money that banks like Citibank pay to support what is commonly called, America’s “Past” time. As long as there’s money to be made, there will always be people who are willing to poison their own bodies and minds to be in the ‘game’. Hundreds of millions of people don’t make, in a year, the amount of money charged for a single ticket… and we wonder why our economy is failing.
I’m with ya, man… but have you ever known
anyone to, ever, cut a black man slack? Not
in this country.
Alot of our young players are playing abroad.
And I am sure old Bud Selig will hide his head in the sand, like the ostridge that he is. He is a disgrace to baseball. He has no balls. At least the NFL got themseves a winner this time
#15-Ed- I concur. It’s about time those in charge step up to the plate and take disciplinary action against those Professional Athletes that break the rules. Since in any pro Sport it’s all about the money—finding these types of individuals is far and few between.
Such a shame when even Lance Armstrong admits to taking Steriods—is NOTHING sacred ? My respect goes to the Athletes who earn their glory in Sports the old-fashioned way. Perhaps Americans more start tuning in to the UFC, whose Athletes train extremely hard not only in kick-boxing & a a combination of several different types MMA. Amazing condition these men are in,& some of the best Wrestling around. Very legit. They are not overpaid yet for winning matches, so maybe that’s the only reason abuse of the juice hasn’t permeated that Sport yet.
The fact of the matter is that MLB turned a blind eye to all of this in order to put fans in the stands following the last strike.
They could have cared less if athletes were having daily transfusions of animal testosterone in order for HR’s to be hit and ESPN to show them.
I kinda wonder where all the media types were when this was going on. Was it not obvious when players who had hit an average of 12 HR’s were suddenly hitting 40.
Scared Monkeys it is not his bicepts that are bif it is his forarms lol
In that, we stand in total agreement.
I want to give Pres. Obama his first props.
He did make a good point about the A-Rod controversy when asked in his first Public Address last night.
He said something to the extent that it sends the wrong message to the youth of our Nation, and that it tarnishes all that is good in the Sport. I can’t remember his exact quote, but I was pleased with it and thought it was sincere.
As Nurturer has pointed out though—I think America has a lot more important things on our plate to worry about than the fact that half American League Baseballs top guns are on steroids.
PS- Roger Clemens always sucked, even when he was on the Red Sox & now I hope he is proud of himself for lying to Congress, too. GET OVER YOURSELF ROGER AND LAY OFF THE DONUTS.
NG from Boston
#17-Yes, absolutely true. Sad thing is, in the end—-it’s still always comes down to one thing..
RATINGS= $$$$= Everyone makes more $$$$., MLB and many other Professional Sports do turn a blind eye regarding Strength Enhancing substances as long as they continue to sell tickets and have viewers tune in. In their eyes, bigger, faster, stronger is BETTER = MORE $$$$$$$$$$$$
Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle must be rolling in their graves.