Found August 21, 2013 on NESN.com:
Finally, Alex Rodriguez plans to put a lid on talk of his 211-game suspension and focus all his effort on baseball. But when you’re the centerpiece of one of the highest-profile drug scandals in major league history, quieting the rhetoric is a little easier said than done. “That’s behind us now and I’ve shut everything down,” Rodriguez told reporters prior to Wednesday’s game in the Bronx. “I think it’s the most important thing for us now — out of respect to my team, my manager and my coaches. We’re in the middle of a very important pennant race. We’re playing pretty well right now and we want to keep the focus on the field.” Developments (or, more often, “developments”) in Rodriguez’s case have surfaced on a daily basis since his suspension was handed down on Aug. 5. Since he is allowed to suit up for the Yankees during the appeals process, the punishment has been topic No. 1 for reporters in each city the team has visited over the last month. That, Ro...
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