Originally written July 30, 2013 on Overtime:
Alex Rodriguez once had the smoothest road to Cooperstown paved for him.  He was meant to be the elite poster boy for this generation of the game.  Well Major League Baseball is making sure he’s the poster boy of something for this generation, it just happens to be steroids. When you think back to the 19 years we’ve had of Alex Rodriguez it’s really just disappointing to think that all those historic seasons he once had are overshadowed by his actions. Maybe we should have seen the writing on the walls back in the winter of 2000 when there were reports of his ridiculous demands when in contract talks with the New York Mets.  Who knows how much of it was fabricated by then GM Steve Phillips, but knowing who A-Rod is in 2013, it’s hard to think any of that was fabricated. It didn’t stop there.  Once he finally made it to New York, after having statistical seasons in Texas that’ll be hard for anyone to ever duplicate, he still had this almost pathetic need to just be loved by the New Y...
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