And the Truth Will Set You Free: Only Time Will Tell for A-Rod

DJContributor IFebruary 10, 2009

Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens we are waiting.  Clemens and McGwire, you both have World Series rings, shouldn't you as "champions" step up and admit your faults?  Barry, you're the home run king (place asterisk here), you want to take a swing at it?  One, two, three strikes you're out, too late.  Sammy Sosa, last I remember you forgot how to speak the English language so there's no hope there.

Say what you will, "he wouldn't have admitted it if they hadn't released the test results."  Maybe not, but the results did come out and he owned up to it.  He sat there in front of ESPN's Peter Gammons and admitted to taking banned substances.  "I was young, I was stupid, I was naive...I did take a banned substance. For that, I'm very sorry and deeply regretful," Rodriguez said in the interview.

I don't expect this incident to be a quick after thought like Jason Giambi or Andy Pettite's confessions due to the fact that unlike those two ball players, A-Rod was considered one of if not the greatest baseball player of his generation. 

Now do I believe everything Alex said in his interview, no of course not, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.  He didn't have to do the interview, he could've gone the "I can't comment on this now" route, but he didn't. 

I'm not a huge baseball fan, it's like basketball, it only really gets good during the playoffs.  I just hope that the NFL, America's real pass time, is taking a good look at the embarrassment Major League Baseball has allowed itself to become.  This could be you if you aren't careful.

Whatever consequences Alex faces from here on in he may deserve, but in my opinion his actions yesterday may have kept some of his legacy in tact.  A legacy that I still feel should end in Cooperstown.