Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 8/2/13
  By David Saltzer AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Baseball is the national pastime because it is a microcosm of life in America. In all ways, baseball represents what is best and worst about our country. Whether it be Jackie Robinson integrating the game as a prelude to the Civil Rights movement, or Ted Williams going off to serve in two wars for the military, baseball has been there to show the world what the American values are. That has never been more true than now with the ongoing PED scandal. In particular, it has never been more true than with one player in particular, A-Rod. While he was not the only player caught up in the Biogenesis scandal, he stands apart for several reasons. The Biogenesis scandal is not A-Rod’s first alleged use of PEDs. Rumors swirled for years that he was juicing, and for the longest time, A-Rod denied them. He went so far as to go on “60 Minutes” to publicly declare on national TV that he never used them, and in fact, never felt “overmatched”...
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