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Alex Rodriguez Newsbeat

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Report: A-Rod used banned PEDs with MLB’s permission in 2007 MVP season

Before the 2007 season, Rodriguez asked for permission to use testosterone, which has been banned by baseball since 2003. The (independent program administrator) in ’07 was Bryan W. Smith, a High Point, N.C., physician. (Baseball did not yet have the advisory medical panel.) On Feb. 16, 2007, two days before Rodriguez reported to spring training, Smith granted the exemption, allowing Rodriguez to use testosterone all season.

The exemption was revealed in a transcript of Rodriguez’s fall 2013 grievance hearing. During that proceeding, MLB entered into evidence several exemptions applied for by Rodriguez during his Yankees tenure. In his testimony, MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred called testosterone “the mother of all anabolics” and said that exemptions for the substance are “very rare,” partly because “some people who have been involved in this field feel that with a young male, healthy young male, the most likely cause of low testosterone requiring this type of therapy would be prior steroid abuse.”

So maybe there’s something to ARod fighting his suspension after all.

TDF, situational idiot Posted: July 02, 2014 at 03:44 PM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, peds

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez shaves his arms and legs, according to famous MLB barber

“...When he spotted Alex Rodriguez shaving his legs at Yankee Stadium, Jose Moises Lopez knew just what to do. He offered to help. ‘I didn’t want him to cut himself,’ Lopez said in Spanish. ‘Don’t worry about it,’ I said. ‘I’ll do it for you.’ He shaves his arms and legs.”

NattyBoh Posted: May 08, 2014 at 12:36 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, yankees

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Heyman goes one better than the Daily News: claims A-Rod has “refused” to pay his legal bill

But Heyman is more interested in using this isolated and frankly uninteresting little factoid as a springboard for, once again, rehashing all of the reasons A-Rod is to be loathed. The very headline of his article calls his legal bill “the latest in a series of bad acts.” And he spends paragraph after paragraph lambasting Rodriguez for all of his past misdeeds as if they were news and as if the legal fee thing was in keeping with them on a moral and ethical level. It’s the ultimate exercise in attack journalism, built on a falsehood held out of ignorance, willful or otherwise, about the underlying facts of the situation.

No one in the media particularly likes Alex Rodriguez and I understand that. But the overheated efforts some take to shred him, and the eagerness they have to do it, is baffling to me and, frankly, pathetic.

TDF, situational idiot Posted: March 22, 2014 at 03:22 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Keri/Grantland: Baseball’s Worst Contracts

A little schadenfreude is good for everyone.

Bad deals are inescapable in sports and pop culture. Endless, exorbitant, ridiculous contracts can destroy a team’s future, ensnare a rising young star, or cripple a major studio. Also, they’re hilarious. In honor of these horrible agreements, we present a look at some of the most egregious in their respective fields. Welcome to Worst Contracts Week.

Chris Fluit Posted: February 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM | 71 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, alex rodriguez, angels, contracts, grantland, jonah keri, yankees

Friday, February 07, 2014

A-Rod voluntarily dismisses lawsuit against MLB, MLBPA and Bud Selig

In an odd twist, Alex Rodriguez and his legal team have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuits against Major League Baseball and the player’s union. [...] A-Rod’s camp filed the lawsuit against MLB and MLBPA seeking an injuction that could potentially overturn his record 162-game suspension. The “witch hunt” lawsuit was filed last year and is a separate matter and would not affect the suspension.

Rodriguez can still refile his suit and continue seeking an injunction, or he could simply stop the legal battle and accept the suspension.

Darkness and the howling fantods Posted: February 07, 2014 at 06:15 PM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, mlbpa, selig

 

 

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