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Friday, December 07, 2018

Lance Armstrong is mad he gets more criticism than A-Rod, saying “Alex Rodriguez didn’t raise half a billion dollars”

“I do think there’s a double standard,” he said. “But I’m OK with it.”

…Armstrong, banned from cycling for life in 2012, invoked another famous cheater in Alex Rodriguez, the former Yankees superstar who received a one-year ban for his role in Biogenesis, but has been able to reclaim a positive spot in the public eye years later. It’s a luxury Armstrong hasn’t been afforded, despite his Livestrong brand’s work for cancer research.

“Alex Rodriguez didn’t raise half a billion dollars and try to save a bunch of people’s lives,” Armstrong said. “That’s kind of the irony of this. Look, it’s great when somebody hits home runs and maybe does an event here and there for the Girls and Boys Club. This story held a place in people’s hearts and minds that was way beyond those guys.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2018 at 01:36 PM | 68 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, peds

Friday, November 23, 2018

Alex Rodriguez talks MLB coming to London - ‘You’ll see baseballs hit over 550ft that fans will think are golf balls’

People might not know baseball, but they sure know “A-Rod”. Three-time Major League Baseball MVP Alex Rodriguez is in London this week to help promote next year’s London Series, a blockbuster match-up on June 29 and 30 between Rodriguez’s former side, the New York Yankees, and reigning world champions the Boston Red Sox.

While the NFL and, to a lesser extent, the NBA are now regulars on these shores, this is the first time MLB has dipped its toe into the Europe.

Bringing the Red Sox and Yankees, the sport’s two iconic franchises, across the pond should be taken as a statement of intent, with tickets going on sale at the start of December.

In case you’ve ever wanted to read how the Daily Telegraph would try to describe baseball to its audience….

QLE Posted: November 23, 2018 at 10:51 AM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, london, neutral site games

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Alex Rodriguez ‘not a fan’ of tech in the strike zone - CNET

I’m still not sure what to think about ARod. It’s tough to know what’s real and what’s bullshit.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 08, 2018 at 05:15 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

How Alex Rodriguez whiffed in his ESPN playoff showcase

I wish I had known about the alternative broadcast on ESPN 2. I could have avoided talking to my TV and getting odd looks from my wife. The teams’ poor analysis of Freeland was especially irritating when compared to some spot on analysis of Freeland on MLB Network earlier in the day. And again, someone needs to tell the team they don’t have to fill every moment with uninteresting chatter. Please.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 03, 2018 at 03:25 PM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, broadcasting

 

 

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