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Friday, March 29, 2019

“Screwball” Documents the Absurdity of A-Rod’s Role in Biogenesis Through the Backdrop of Miami

Screwball understands that the story it’s telling is a farce. (It’s not called “Screwball” for nothing.) The Biogenesis steroid scandal was one of the biggest in baseball history and took down one of the game’s greatest stars in Alex Rodriguez, but it reads like an Elmore Leonard novel populated exclusively with morons, or like a Coen brothers movie rewritten by the Farrelly brothers with a dash of Harmony Korine. So smartly, the documentary treats the sordid affair like the comedy it is—a saga with huge consequences, and yet one that started over a measly $4,000 debt. The result is an exhaustive yet fun retelling of the strange, stupid peak of MLB’s PED frenzy, and one well handled by producer and director Billy Corben, who is no stranger to shining a light on Miami’s shadiest nonsense. The film is out Friday in theatres and will be released on VOD on April 5….

The connection between Bosch and Rodriguez yields some of Screwball’s best material. Bosch recounts that, in their first meeting, A-Rod—despite Ramirez having been busted and suspended in 2009 (in true Manny fashion, he mistakenly took a dose on the wrong day)—immediately tells him, “I want what Manny was taking.” His connection with Rodriguez was his most profitable, and like a low-rent Scarface, Bosch rode that success to financial windfall. He also got a window into the high-octane weirdness that is A-Rod, like the Yankees third baseman’s all-white Manhattan apartment (including the floors), or the time he drew the three-time MVP’s blood in the bathroom of a Miami nightclub, only to lose the vial while partying that night.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2019 at 03:56 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, biogenesis, documentaries, peds

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Get Engaged

Count da ringz.

Alex Rodriguez finally put a ring on it and proposed to Jennifer Lopez.

Rodriguez announced the news on Twitter on Saturday night with a picture of a giant diamond on Lopez’s finger. He simply captioned the photo with “She said yes.”...

The pop star and three-time American League MVP have been dating for around two years and recently attended the 91st Academy Awards together in late February.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 10, 2019 at 07:32 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez

Friday, January 25, 2019

Alex Rodriguez: ‘Of course’ Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds deserve Hall of Fame

Alex Rodriguez, who again acknowledged his past “mistakes” involving performance-enhancing drugs, believes Barry Bonds and former New York Yankees teammate Roger Clemens deserve to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“Of course I want them to get in, because that would mean that I have an opportunity to get in one day,” Rodriguez told ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday.

A-Rod, who is an analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, retired after the 2016 season and would first be eligible for Hall induction in 2022.

As our British friends would put it, Mandy Rice-Davies Applies.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2019 at 02:14 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, barry bonds, hall of fame, roger clemens

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

 

 

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