Saturday, SI reporter Selena Roberts revealed news that A-Rod had tested positive for steroids in 2003. Sunday, Chris Brown was sought on charges of domestic abuse for beating his girlfriend Rihanna. The latter is definitely the more surprising news of the weekend.
A-Rod is a juicer, but is that really the worst thing he has ever done? Probably not. He has a laundry list of other offenses—divorcee, home-wrecker, liar, and choker. The last one on the list is the most offensive. A-Rod fails to perform in clutch situations, and thus the Yankees have been out of the World Series the past five years.
If only he had stayed in Texas drinking the juice, the Yankees might have reached number 27 or even 28 for all-time championship titles. That's why I hate A-Rod, not because he's a cheater.
"Cheating is for losers unless it helps you win and then it's for winners," says Jerri Blank (played by Amy Sedaris) in the ridiculous comedy central show Strangers With Candy.
Well I guess cheating really is for losers because A-Rod cheated and it hasn't helped him win. Sure he won a big contract with more money anyone could use in a lifetime, but most people can't stand the guy. The approval he is looking for from the fans is constantly lacking.
I almost laughed when he continually apologized to his fans in the Peter Gammons interview. What fans? Nobody likes you.
As much as I dislike A-Rod for disgracing the Yankee uniform with his pitiful postseason play, I don't blame him for using steroids, nor do I even care. The 2003 drug test was supposed to be confidential. Plus, it was merely a survey test to find out the pervasiveness of drug use in major league baseball.
A-Rod should not be penalized for testing positive on a test that had no right to see the light of day. The person who deserves all the blame in the steroids situation is none other than baseball commissioner Bud Selig. What a waste of space.
Stop acting surprised about steroid use. Baseball players are a bunch of insecure prima donnas in need of magic juice to help them perform. Well earth to Bud Selig—if you want to clean up the steroids mess, stop bringing up the past and players who cheated. Instead, let's worry about keeping baseball clean in the present and future.
A-Rod said he has been tested about eight to 10 times since 2003 for steroid use. That's it? I was drug tested two times in the past six months. One time for college tennis and the other for a job. If you want to keep people from juicing, test them once a week.
During my random drug test experience someone checked underneath my shirt to see if I was packing a clean pee sample. The lady also watched as I peed into the cup. It was not pleasant, but certainly no way I was going to cheat the system.
If baseball doesn't hold the same standards for its players, i.e. constant testing and strict supervision during testing than what else can we expect but a league full of cheaters.
My opinion of A-Rod hasn't changed since Saturday. He's still the guy to put on the flattering blue sweater and try to make amends. He's still the guy with a ton of natural talent but lacks a genuine personality. He's still himself. He's A-Fraud.