Why I Believe That A-Rod Is Just As Good Without Steroids

Paul Contributor IFebruary 16, 2009

I'm about to write on an extremely controversial subject, if you disagree, lets please handle this like adults. Remember that this is only my opinion and don't need some annoying kid on my back when I finish the writing of this.

Anyway, lets get down to business. I've been getting really sick of the terrible remarks to New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez. Things I've gotten mad abut mostly are A-Roid, Alex "Cheater" Rodriguez, and especially A-Fraud. While I do understand that he did take steroids from 2001 - 2003, he has hit many homers that were done without steroids.

Instead of some people saying "Oh he's a cheater, take away all of his records! Put an asterisk by 'em!" Listen, I agree that he did take roids, but taking away every single one of his homers is really harsh. He did nothing to deserve this disrespect. Know if they where saying, "Alex took steroids from 2001 - 2003, take away his home run total of those three years. Including his 500th homer. Let him achieve them without performance enhancing drugs. Some people that I know, not everybody, but some people I know are saying he still takes them, taking this entirely out of proportion.

So, I forgive A-Rod to an extent. While his home runs while on steroids should be taken away. Many people know me to be a Yankee fan, I clearly am, as you can see from my previous posts. I promise everybody that I do not forgive Alex because I am a Yankee fan. I respect him a little more than other steroid users, like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens only because Bonds and Clemens had lied.

A-Rod had the guts not to lie when steroids were brought into the picture. Though he has disrespected baseball just a little bit more, but not as much as Clemens and Bonds did. More Bonds than Clemens. I've really never liked Bonds.

So like I said, I forgive A-Rod, while at the same time take away his 156 homers while on steroids. If he breaks the home run record great, excellent, amazing. In fact if you break any of Barry Bonds' records, congratulations, you have just beaten the biggest cheater in baseball. To break the home run record and be home run king break Aaron's record. But that's going into my hatred of Bonds, which isn't the subject. Please read this thoroughly, think about the comment you write before you say it, and have a great day.