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Thursday, September 13, 2018

A-Rod on Hall of Fame hopes: ‘I want to get in, I hope I get in, I pray I get in’

Alex Rodriguez has Baseball Hall of Fame numbers, but he’s no lock. Turns out, voters care about how those numbers were accumulated, and A-Rod is one of the few Hall of Fame hopefuls who served a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Rodriguez, who has transitioned seamlessly into the broadcast booth, is aware that he has an uphill battle, but he still hopes and prays he gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

A-Rod revealed that during an interview with Marvin R. Shanken of Cigar Aficionado.

For those of you who are interested in this in his own words, here’s the interview

QLE Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:07 AM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: arod, cigars, hall of fame, peds

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Documentary on A-Rod’s Biogenesis Steroid Scandal Debuts Next Month

For his latest project, Corben and his Rakontur studio have turned to an only-in-Miami story first broken by Miami New Times: The Biogenesis steroid scandal, which rocked Major League Baseball in 2013 and eventually led to the most drug suspensions in pro sports history, including a record season-long ban for the 305’s own Alex Rodriguez.

The Toronto Film Festival announced this morning that it will hold the world premiere next month for Corben’s feature-length project on the scandal, “Screwball.”

A lot of self-congratulatory talk in the article considering it’s the Miami New Times.

Bote Man Posted: August 09, 2018 at 10:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: a-rod, biogenesis, peds, steroids

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Cubs Prospect Oscar De La Cruz Receives 80-Game Suspension

Cubs prospect Oscar De La Cruz has been hit with an eighty-game suspension, per a league announcement. He tested positive for the same banned masking agent/diuretic, furosemide, that led to the recent suspension of Robinson Cano.

Entering the season, De La Cruz was seen as a prospect to watch, with an intriguing combination of size, stuff, and command. MLB.com rated him third among Cubs farmhands, in fact, after seeing him turn in a dozen solid starts at the High-A level in 2017. Though he didn’t carry forward the gaudy strikeout numbers he showed in the prior season, and missed a lot of time with arm issues, De La Cruz had worked to a strong 3.46 ERA in 54 2/3 innings with 7.7 K/9 against 2.1 BB/9.

John DiFool2 Posted: July 08, 2018 at 06:54 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, peds

 

 

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