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Sosa Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

In another not-so-shocking report, Sammy Sosa – the man who hit more than 600 career home runs, spent more than 10 years in the league then forgot most of his English while testifying before congress – tested positive for steroids in 2003. The now infamous list of players who tested positive in 2003 – the […]

Torre: Manny Should Skip All-Star Game

Dodgers manager Joe Torre told reporters Friday that slugger Manny Ramirez should skip the All-Star Game if voted in. Manny was suspended for 50 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He claimed he was perscribed tainted medication, when it fact we learned later he took a drug to mask his heavy steroids abuse. […]

A-Rod’s First Full Week Since Return

Alex Rodriguez returned last week after missing a little over a month of the season due to hip surgery. He hit a home run in his first plate appearance on the very first pitch and made Suzyn Waldman wax poetic like she had just seen Roger Clemens in George Steinbrenner’s box. And, yes, every Yankees […]

Medical Records Show Manny Ramirez Steroids Use

According to a report by ESPN.com’s Mark Fainaru-Wada (co-author of the book, Game of Shadows) and T.J. Quinn, medical records the MLBPA was forced to hand over to league officials because of the collective bargaining agreement further indicted Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez. Ramirez first tested positive for elevated levels of testocerone during Spring Training. MLB then […]

MANNY TESTS POSITIVE FOR FERTILITY DRUG

Just breaking news out of L.A. that former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has tested positive for drugs and is suspended for 50 games! His agent Scott Boras says it’s not steroids but a prescription from a doctor. ESPN is reporting the substance is a women’s fertility drug. WTF? Here’s the scoop from ESPN.com: …two […]

A-Rod Used Steroids with Yankees, in High School

UPDATE: When asked today to comment on the allegations, A-Rod said, “I’m not going there.” According to the N.Y. Daily News, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs a lot more that for just a three-year period with the Texas Rangers. In the new book about the slugger due to be released in May, Selena […]

Canseco: 90% Sure Manny Used Steroids

Update (05/07/09): Canseco’s hunch was true…Manny Ramirez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and was suspended 50 games. … With no Red Sox game today, Boston fans can turn their focus to Los Angeles. Why? Well, in front of a packed auditorium (some 50 spectators) on the campus of USC, former Red Sox slugger Jose Canseco […]

Sorting Through the Steroids Mess

Well it’s nice to be back after a short hiatus, and boy did things ever blow up in the sports world during it. I’d like to thank Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, and a whole cast of others for giving me quite the range of items to discuss my thoughts on, and all revolve around one item: […]

Ortiz Downplays Association with Banned Trainer

David Ortiz answered questions Saturday morning about his relationship with trainer Angel Presinal, who was banned from all major league clubhouses following an incident in 2001. Presinal allegedly traveled with A-Rod and his infamous cousin Yuri Sucart during the entire 2007 season, with Presinal and Sucart staying in a separate hotel room from Rodrgiuez all […]

Steroid-Tainted Trainer Linked to A-Rod, Ortiz, Pedro

According to the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez has been linked to a trainer that has been banned from all MLB clubhouses. That trainer, named Angel Presinal, was banned from all private areas in every major league ballpark after an October 2001 incident involving an unmarked gym bag full of steroids. In addition to A-Rod, […]

A-Rod Says He Took an “Energy-Booster”

Alex Rodriguez told the assembled media outside the Yankees Spring Training complex Tuesday that he used an over-the-counter substance (named “boli”) from the Domican Republic that was supposed to be an “energy-booster.” A-Rod said that his cousin injected him with the substance twice a month during six-month cycles for a three-year period from 2001-2003.

Alex Rodriguez to Face Media Tuesday

Alex Rodriguez, with his Yankees teammates by his side, will follow in the footsteps of Jason Giambi and Andy Pettitte before him. Tuesday, A-Rod will face the New York media for the first time since admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003. “When I see him tomorrow, I’m going to give him a big hug […]

A-Rod: No Different Than The Rest

So it turns out A-Rod used steroids, just like at least 103 other players in 2003, and I’m not surprised. I think I would’ve been more surprised if he played his whole career and came back with clean tests all the way. After all, baseball has created a culture of “Do anything possible to stay […]

ESPN Video: A-Rod Admits Using Steroids

In sitting down with ESPN’s Peter Gammons, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted Monday to using performance-enhancing drugs. In 2007, he lied to Katie Couric on 60 Minutes about his past steroid use.

Video: Alex Rodriguez 60 Minutes Interview in 2007

Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with ESPN’s Peter Gammons Monday. In 2007, he told Katie Couric of CBS’s 60 Minutes that he never used steroids and felt he was “never over-matched on the baseball field.” It turns out, he flat-out lied.