Found August 06, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Via Larry Brown Sports:
Major League Baseball suspended 13 players on Monday because of their connection to performance-enhancing drug use, and the names were highlighted by Alex Rodriguez and Nelson Cruz. As you might expect, the players who have chosen to play the game the right way were bothered to learn that some of their toughest opponents have been cheating. Los Angeles Angels pitcher CJ Wilson seems very annoyed.
In particular, Wilson feels that Rodriguez’s situation has turned into a joke. The left-hander believes A-Rod’s story will eventually become an ESPN “30 For 30″ special when the details are sorted out.
“It’s a saga; always has been for him,” Wilson told MLB.com when asked about Rodriguez. “He’s been in the spotlight for 20 years. Nothing is gonna change that. He has one of those polarizing personalities that people are going to be drawn to. People will think he’s a villain no matter what he does.
“Good for the game that they’re finally getting him on something. All these press conferences, Good Morning America, 20-20, enough of that — let’s just play some baseball and stop trying to be a role model. All those quotes are hilarious for everybody in our clubhouse.”
Despite the overwhelming evidence MLB claims it has against A-Rod, he recently told Sports Illustrated that he wants to be a role model and continue to make his daughters proud. That will be difficult to do if he loses his appeal of a 211-game suspension.
Wilson also took aim at the rest of the PED users and called attention to the fact that their decisions have affected the outcome of games.
“It’s affected our team,” he said. “We’ve played against these guys. They’ve all hit home runs against us, struck us out, and we’re not happy about that. We were hoping [the suspensions] would happen sooner rather than later to give us a chance to play against the clean guys.”
As a former MLB pitcher reminded us on Monday, some players even feel that the cheating of opponents and teammates has signaled the end of their career. Wilson certainly isn’t the only one who is angry.
The Alex Rodriguez show has only just begun.
English: A-Rod batting in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And here is what happened on A-Rod’s first official day back in the pinstripes:
- MLB finally handed out the infamous Biogenesis suspensions yesterday, and A-Rod got the heftiest at 211-games. The other 12 players busted will sit out 50-games, which is standard...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi criticized fans who cheered when Alex Rodriguez got hit by a pitch on Tuesday, saying, "There is something wrong with that."
It is certainly no secret that Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman sees things through a Yankees-colored light to the point that she probably wears pinstriped pajamas. But she found a new way to prove that sometimes, at least, she just doesn’t see all of reality.
Waldman and longtime radio partner John Sterling were on hand Monday night in Chicago where Yankees third baseman...
Your browser does not support iframes. New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch during a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, and the fans in attendance seized the moment. As expected, White Sox fans booed A-Rod mercilessly when he appeared in his first MLB game this season on [...]
Alex Rodriguez will reportedly appeal any suspension levied by MLB in connection to Biogensis and PEDs. This meme shows what his defense will be.
Alex Rodriguez has the MLBPA in his corner, but it's likely over how long his suspension is, not if he's deserving of one
On Thursday, MLB’s suspension of Alex Rodriguez kicks in, and from there, the collectively bargained process around his rights to a grievance will officially kick in. An army of writers have spilled gallons of ink on the subject with the particulars...
The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension.
The New York Yankees slugger was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttled Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
WFAN cut to every Alex Rodriguez at bat last night. Besides the overkill, you had the demented one, Suzyn Waldman, hearing and seeing things. Sure, cheers for Arod but -- wow, Friday's going to be like Kim Jong-un has returned home.
**Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
LOS ANGELES I'm really concerned about Alex Rodriguez.
I'm not worried that he'll never play another game he probably doesn't have many of those left in his 38-year old body anyway. And I'm not worried about him being elected to the Hall of Fame, because as long as suspicion and not fact can keep you out, it's not a real HOF anyway. No, I'm actually...
A total of 12 players, not named Alex Rodriguez, have been suspended in consequence for their involvement with the shady South Florida drug clinic known as Biogenesis. All 12 have accepted their suspensions with none having plans to appeal.
The below image was grabbed from ESPN:
It should also be noted that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani...
One by one the names were read, but only one brought an immediate response from me: Jordany Valdespin of the New York Mets.
The reaction was two-fold. First laughter, because aren’t these supposed to be “performance enhancing drugs?’’ The second was this probably explains a lot about his behavior, which seemingly has been a permanent case of “Roid Rage.’’
When news broke thatMajor League Baseball had suspended Alex Rodriguez through 2014, opinions ranged far and wide on the punishment for the slugger and whether or not it was fair. While Rodriguez has vowed to fight the suspension, one person had an interesting theory on why A-Rod has had so many troubles lately.
Former Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen chimed in with his thoughts...
It was a dark day for baseball.
No, it was a great day for baseball.
How about we just agree it was an important day in baseball history?
Monday was D-Day for Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, as 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions for violating MLB's drug policy and Yankees star Alex Rodriguez defiantly appealed a suspension through the 2014 season...
The Yankees square off against the White Sox in the second game of a three-game series tonight from Chicago. Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup, this time as the designated hitter in the three-hole. Tonight also features a great pitching match-up with Hiroki Kuroda going against hard throwing lefty Chris Sale. Check out our game preview here.
New York Yankees (57-54)
Brett Gardner CF...
Today on The Slant, host Brad Stein discusses the legacy of Alex Rodriguez, the impact that additional replay will have on MLB, Tiger Woods, and other hot topics.
Download & Listen Here