// Alex Rodriguez

The First Week of Baseball

While nothing happened in the first week of baseball that was quite at the level of excitement of Boston University’s win of the NCAA hockey championship, there was some exciting action, but also a reminder of how short life can be. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart made just his fourth major league start and later that night was killed […]

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 […]

Alex Rodriguez Kisses Himself in Mirror

Just when I thought Alex Rodriguez had made the right choice to opt for surgery and leave the public spotlight…he thrust himself right back in it. In an article for Details Magazine (also on men.style.com), A-Rod opened up about all sorts of topics, including baseball and Madonna. What’s more interesting has to be his photoshoot, showing him admiring […]

TGIF: 2009 3B Rankings

I guess one good thing about doing these rankings so close to the start of the season is that I can see what develops so close to the deadline. I was contemplating who I should rank at #1 for the 3B position between A-Rod and David Wright. Even if A-Rod did not need surgery for his […]

A-Rod Could Be Out 10 Weeks After Surgery

Update: The Yankees said A-Rod has a torn labrum, but they think he can avoid surgery. Stay tuned… The man that Major League Baseball seems to revolve around, Alex Rodriguez, will be out for the next 10 weeks until May at the earliest. He will undergo hip surgery on Monday to remove a cist that […]

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.

A-Rod Admits Steroid Use From 2001-2003

Alex Rodriguez, who anonymously tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 admitted to ESPN’s Peter Gammons of past steroid abuse dating back to 2001. Rodriguez joined the Rangers in 2001 after signing a then-record 10-year, $252 million deal. In A-Rod’s words: “When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure, […]

CNNSI: Arod Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

This could be the big tamale. CNNSI.com is reporting they’ve received word from four independent sources that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for an anabolic steroid and testosterone in 2003 – which happened to be an MVP season. Arod was on a list of 104 players who tested positive for steroids in 2003, but while the […]