Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/1/13
The man Major League Baseball and Drug Enforcement Administration agents have accused of peddling performance-enhancing drugs — and have linked to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez — is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. Anthony Bosch — who is suspected of supplying the PEDs to A-Rod and as many as 20 professional athletes — grew up in Queens before he moved to Coral Gables, Fla. as a kid. "Tony's been a baseball aficionado since the day I met him," former business partner Roger De Armas, who grew up in Astoria with Bosch, told The New York Post. Bosch loved his hometown Mets  so much he even founded and managed a softball team of medical professionals named the Miami Meds — a tongue-in-cheek reference to his beloved team. Bosch and De Armas hooked up later in Miami as adults and founded Miami Med Management Consultants in 1986.  The company — which sold home medical equipment — folded, leading to a lawsuit from an investor, said De Armas. In 2010, Bosch would open Biogenesis — an anti-aging clinic next to the University of Miami. Records from the since closed clinic were obtained by The Miami New Times and opened up a Pandora's Box of accusations against Rodriguez and the other prominent athletes.  Biogenesis reportedly sold testosterone cream, human growth hormone and other prohibited drugs to A-Rod over the past four years. Rodriguez has denied any involvement with the clinic. "I still consider Tony a friend," said De Armas, who ran into Bosch last year. "I figure the last thing he wants to be doing is being on the phone explaining what he was doing — or not doing — the last four years." Mets 1, Yankees 0.
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