A-Rod's A-Rip Off

Joe NoaCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2009

Well, now that we understand that A-Rod is a cheat and a pathological liar, what else is there for him to say in his planned news conference?

Rafael Palmiero said it was OK to lie as long as you don't get caught. After all, Ralphie went before Congress and looked at them square in the eye and said he never took steroids.

Maybe, A-Rod should have given his friend Sammy Sosa a call. Sammy would have told A-Rod to denounce his US citizenship and play for the Dominican Republic. Any questions about steroid use would be answered in Spanish.

Perhaps, A-Rod should have done the "Giambi" and apologize. For what? You know. No, I don't know. You know, that thing. What thing? The thing I can't talk about because the union won't let me.

Clemens should have given A-Rod a visit and showed him how he can throw everybody under the bus. From Andy Pettitte to Mrs. Clemens to save his tail and deny everything. Roger can show A-Rod how he can continue to lie and keep his millions of dollars even after being caught.

What a beautiful way to start a new baseball season. What a way to bring baseball back from the cold winter back into the forefront. Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd. Buy me me peanuts, syringes, juice, HGH, and steroids. I don't care if I ever get back. Just as long as the public will pay my $30 million annually.

For it's root, root, root for the pusher. If he doesn't supply it's a shame. For it's one, two, three needles and you're out in the old ball game.

A-Rod has made the public look like clowns. The more chances there is for him to lie, the more he will feed you a line. He doesn't even use bait to hook you. He already has Peter Gammons reeled in with that pathetic interview.

I rather be writing the good news of the return of baseball. Where everyone starts fresh. Where a team like the Tampa Bay Rays made it all the way to the World Series with less than what the Yankees pay three players.

But the A-Rod saga will continue for months, if not years, to come. A-Rod will still be making his money and laughing all the way to the bank. A-Rod did bring shame to baseball, but what is Bud Selig doing about it? Where is the integrity? The public and baseball fans deserve better.

Does it make sense that a guy like A-Rod can lie and cheat and get away with it? Everyday workers like carpenters, plumbers, electricians, delivery people should be disgusted that they have to spend a lot of money to see a baseball game. They can't afford health insurance just so they can see baseball.

David Ortiz and Ozzie Guillen called for a one year suspension without pay for steroid use. Do the Lords of Baseball have the guts to do it? I doubt it.