alex rodriguez, who some believe to be the greatest player to play the game and is on pace to shatter the home run record currently owned by barry bonds, has become the latest player entangled in the great baseball steroid controversy. apparently in 2003, the same year he won the al mvp and the al home run title, alex rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids. this information is coming from four independent sources.
rodriguez was among 104 players who’s names appeared on a list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. a-rod is staying tight lipped about the revelations. when asked by a sports illustrated reporter about the findings rodriguez said “you’ll have to talk to the union.” when asked if there was an explanation for his positive test, he said “i’m not saying anything.”
what’s going to happen to a-rod is not a certainty however i believe he will continue to play for the yankees and go on to surpass barry bonds for the all time home run king, but will his name have an asterisk next to it in the record books?? that i can’t say.
just for the record, i never really like a-rod until the 2007 yankees season. i used to not be a fan of rodriguez and was resentful that the yankees picked him up for such a enormous amount of money, but a friend of mine really made a convincing argument for a-rod and i then became a fan. now that this has come to light i am not sure how i feel about him. i do still think he may be a world series curse, but then again you can say the yankees may be a world series curse since 2000.
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