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What's your reaction to A-Rod's confession about his steroid use?
Tue, February 17, 2009

Alex Rodriguez offered new details Tuesday about his performance-enhancing drug use, saying his cousin injected him with an over-the-counter substance to gain an energy boost.

The New York Yankees star said using the banned drug that he said he obtained from the Dominican Republic was a "stupid mistake."

"I knew we weren't taking Tic Tacs," said Rodriguez.

A-Rod takes his medicine



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People make mistakes, but when you dangle $30m a year in front of them, they tend to make more mistakes.
gordholio, 2009-05-13 01:06:24

Quite frankly, who cares about baseball? Of all the major league sports in North America it has to be the most ridiculous in terms of runaway salaries.

That "equalization" payent the Yankees have to pay each year because they spend so much on ther roster (their BULLPEN gets more than something like 15 teams in the majors) is more than made up for by their local sweetheart TV deal. Which pays them more than the entire league receives from the major U.S. networks.

You have to wonder what it's like to be a fan of a team which, breaking spring training each season and looking at 162 games, knows they don't have the chance of a snowball in hell (hello Blue Jays).
Gary O., 2009-03-24 15:41:49

I have a bag full of flour if you want it. Oh sorry thats was coke from your country as well.

No kidding it was a stupid mistake. Just remember you wreaked not only your overpaid and overpriced career but you scared all those fans that looked up to you expecially the children. I hear it's tomato night at the Ballpark and I have a whole sack of them for you
A hockey fan, 2009-03-20 10:32:36

See, this has what it's come down to. It's not enough to have guts or a bit of talent anymore. If you can show you excel at the big time level, the pay is absolutely stupendous. The pressure to use steroids is ridiculous; an average player becomes great, a great player becomes an icon. It's all about money, and values. The players are looking for the greatest possible reward, but should we as fans turn a blind eye to what's going on? An earlier comment said that steroids were around in Ruth's time. I suppose they were, but the only juice most of them were on at that time was beer, and most pictures that you see of Ruth, he had a big cigar stuck in his mouth. The atheletes of today are in far better shape, but it doesn't seem that they are satisfied with that anymore. It's not good enough to be great, now they want to be fantastic.
Huck, 2009-03-06 22:52:42

ALL these steroid using cheaters should be given a minimum full season suspension. They should have their stats NOT COUNTED in relation to the record books.
steve, 2009-03-02 12:29:33

Strip him of all stats he is a CHEAT,Give him credit?

He should be thrown out of the league
Ozzy, 2009-03-02 07:22:40

Gotta give him credit for coming clean about it.It was the thing to do a few years back and was generally accepted by most of the big stars.The ones that really pee me off are the ones like Clemmons who flat out lied and denied.A-Rod isn't such a bad guy,he screwed up,admitted it and is now clean.He has tarnished his image and that of the game but is apparently clean now.We need him and his entertainment value in the game.I've forgiven him for being human.Let's move on.
JohnBoy, 2009-02-25 23:16:12

ARod cheated and lied, but at least he came forward to admit it. It takes a man to admit his mistakes and take responsiblity for one's own actions, even if it means public humiliation. His confession alone demonstrates that he has more integrity than those looking for an excuse to criticize him.
Ron, 2009-02-23 13:23:04

Same old same old. Player gets accused, player denies, player is enlightened to irrefutable evidence, player apologises. John Q Y'all soaks it all up. Why not just erase any and all records and stats from 1995 to 2005. Those 10 years will ensure that the cheaters, yes I said cheaters, never get into the Hall of Fame.

But that will never happen, let's put it all into perpsective shall we...gambling (a legal venture) is far far worse than using an illegal substance to better your performance right?
S.T. Collisse, 2009-02-23 12:30:35

gordholio i think i told you this before. Baseball actually has federal laws, no other sport does. It is americas pastime by legislation, something to do with some historical things. Ken Burns did a great documentary called baseball and it explains it. Its actually very good.
wayne, 2009-02-20 08:44:27

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