// Alex Rodriguez

SoB Story of the Year: MLB’s Steroids Scandal

A lot of what we do at Sports of Boston relies on big stories during the year. We create the articles so that major topics can be scrutinized, debated, and/or praised. 2009 was no different as there were many major sports stories that garnered tons of local attention, and national attention as well. Last year’s […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2010

With the end of the 2009 season, it is never too early to look ahead to 2010. To me, baseball season never ends and I am already thinking about my strategy for next season (most notably because I finished 9th in one league). Believe it or not, before the year is out, some fantasy guru’s […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-up: Week 25 (9-21 – 9-27)

Championship week is upon us. In our SoB league, it is a two week affair that will have you pulling your hair out and anxiously awaiting to see box scores. Just because you aren’t in the finals, doesn’t mean you can’t watch the drama unfold. Hell, you still have your consolation brackets to compete for. […]

Yanks, Chamberlain Roll Through Boston

Red Sox fans were all thinking the same thing. If the Sox can sweep the Yankees this series, then we can steal the AL East. However, apparently no one told New York, who rolled over Boston 9-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox came into the series in the Bronx down five and a half […]

Baseball’s 2003 Steroids List Taken Illegally

The infamous list that has haunted baseball, and grouped together some of the game’s best players as cheaters, has been determined to be taken illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that federal agents were wrong in seizing 104 names from two companies holding the results of a 2003 league-wide drug survey. The […]

Jim Rice Calls out Manny, A-Rod, and Jeter as Bad Influences, Later Retracts

Former Red Sox player and Hall of Famer, Jim Rice, currently finds himself amidst a self-created controversy for singling out Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter as bad influences on America’s youth while at the Little League World Series this past weekend. Rice compared current MLB players to those of his generation, citing that […]

Who Are Your Most Hated Sports Figures?

With the announcement this week that the third incarnation of Brett “Farv-ruh” is upon us, I found myself re-evaluating my feelings on the sports figures I loathe most. I quickly found that Minnesota’s No. 4 has vaulted to No. 1 on my list. I mean, come on Brett…go away already! I’ve never seen anyone who has reached […]

A-Rod Blasts Walk-Off HR in 15th

After waiting five hours and 33 minutes we finally saw some offense. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, it was off the bat of Alex Rodriguez as Boston continues to get burned by third basemen via the walk off home run in extra innings. You might remember Evan Longoria hitting a home run to beat the […]

Ortiz, Others Knew They Were on 2003 Steroids List

According to a Boston Globe report, David Ortiz and more than 100 other major league players that tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 were told years ago that they were on the list. Despite telling reporters July 30 that the news “blindsided” him (which may be true since the report came at such a […]

Ortiz Steroids Report: All Too Familiar

I don’t want to believe it. I don’t want to think about it. I am hoping that the news is untrue. However, it’s hard to ignore the news that David Ortiz is the newest player to have failed a drug test for performance enhancing drugs (albeit in 2003). The New York Times is reporting that […]

Rumored Leak of 2003 Steroid List is Most Likely Fake

Update, (07/30/09): Ortiz, Manny named on 2003 list In news that is spreading like wildfire, the 2003 list of the 103 MLB baseball players who tested positive for steroids has been potentially leaked to the public. Rotoinfo.com posted the story this morning and it has been the talk of the town all day. The biggest problem […]

Who’s in Charge in the Bronx? Cashman Sits A-Rod

Is it just me, or is it a whole lot of fun to compare the Yankees and Red Sox organizations? On the one hand, an enlightened despotism under Theo, the boy-king, and on the other, a treacherous, backbiting cabal ruled by the madness of King George? I mention this because Yanks GM Brian Cashman appears […]

Why the Red Sox Have Beaten the Yankees

I’d prefer to title this “How the Yankees have had bad timing against Boston.” Yes, it’s well documented that the Yankees have lost all eight meetings so far against the Red Sox. But, I think we need a further examination as to why the Red Sox have won all eight games to see if we […]

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 […]

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 […]