It’s pretty sad when some epic heroes start to fade out. No doubt the demands of baseball stardom these days, somehow influenced Alex Rodriguez to toy with things that enhance performance, just to keep up. The latest news of A-Rod’s bout to keep on keeping on though, just seems whiny to me.
Last week baseball’s most prolific active homer champ lawyer-ed up and filed two lawsuits in connection with his 211 game suspension and the injury that sidelined him recently. The first, filed in New York State Supreme Court, alleges Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig somehow dealt the slugger unfairly. The second suit, seeks compensation from New York Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad and New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, for alleged malpractice and misdiagnosing his hip injury.
MLB issued this statement concerning the Rodriguez lawsuit.
“While we vehemently deny the allegations in the complaint, none of those allegations is relevant to the real issue: whether Mr. Rodriguez violated the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by using and possessing numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone, over the course of multiple years and whether he violated the Basic Agreement by attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner’s investigation.”
On the one hand Rodriguez’s camp is right because he has never been found before to be using performance enhancing drugs, which effectively makes him a first time offender. The point A-Rod makes here is his suspension should only be 50 games or less as such. What makes the whole defense comical though is the way Rodriguez is going about garnering support, seemingly ignoring the fact most people think he cheated.
News outlets are finishing their reporting on this with Alex Rodriguez’s most undignified plea, one thanking ALL Hispanics, not just baseball fans, but IN THE WORLD, for supporting him. Apparently betraying the trust of fans for the sake of clinging to greatness has now become a racial thing? Alex, why not just tip your cap and step out?
Or am I wrong? You tell me.