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Sources: Bosch injected A-Rod

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The texts, the source said, usually came late at night, telling Anthony Bosch to come to the house. Bosch would then head to the waterfront mansion on Biscayne Bay, through the gate on North Bay Road, to inject performance-enhancing drugs into Alex Rodriguez.

Procedures were different, though, sources told “Outside the Lines,” for the other athletes who were customers of Bosch’s Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, which Major League Baseball considers the center of a widespread doping operation in South Florida. Those athletes, sources said, relied on intermediaries to transport the performance-enhancing drug regimens Bosch provided.

But for A-Rod, the service was always personal: “Only Tony handled A-Rod,” one source told “Outside the Lines.”

The visits were every few weeks. One night last spring, a source said, Bosch told associates he had been kicked out of Rodriguez’ home after he had trouble locating a vein and infuriated the player. The sources did not say why Bosch would have been tapping a vein, as HGH and testosterone do not require intravenous injections. But whatever he was doing, “Tony said A-Rod was pissed at him,” a source said. “He said he was bleeding everywhere.”

Several sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Bosch spoke openly about his relationship with the Yankee All-Star, and two sources said that documents they reviewed detailed the drug regimens and schedules Rodriguez received.

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   1. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM (#4360063)
One night last spring, a source said, Bosch told associates he had been kicked out of Rodriguez’ home after he had trouble locating a vein and infuriated the player.


Well, it's official. ARod is hooked on heroin.
   2. winnipegwhip Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:19 PM (#4360073)
One of my first baseball cards I ever collected. From one of my first O Pee Chee packs. Also got an Expos team card.
   3. Poster Nutbag Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:20 PM (#4360075)
One of my first baseball cards I ever collected. From one of my first O Pee Chee packs. Also got an Expos team card.


At this point, I'm more interested by these three lines then the story....
   4. JJ1986 Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:22 PM (#4360078)
Shouldn't even anonymous sources be identified as "friend of Bosch" or "worker at the clinic" or something?
   5. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4360080)
A friend at work informed me that he found some old packs of cards laying around and that he'll happily give them to me. By "old" I thought he meant crappy 1988 cards but he just told me they are 1979 Topps cello packs. Ebay is blocked at my work so I can't look up a value right now, but this is a really generous gift. I'm trying to explain to him that it's too much, and he could sell the unopened packs for a couple month's worth of beer money, or take his chances on opening them in case he gets an Ozzie Smith rookie card that is worth professionally grading. But nice guy that he is, he said "I'd said I'd give them to you, so I'm going to give them to you."

I kinda feel bad about it.
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4360081)
When I was a kid seeing an occasional O-Pee-Chee card was the height of exoticism. The paper was brighter and...French!
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:25 PM (#4360084)
The sources did not say why Bosch would have been tapping a vein, as HGH and testosterone do not require intravenous injections. But whatever he was doing, “Tony said A-Rod was pissed at him,” a source said. “He said he was bleeding everywhere.”


I like how this issue is just glossed over. Sure, it makes no sense given what we've already told you about what was going on, but let's just move on to more anonymously sourced juiciness.
   8. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4360086)
Sometimes O-Pee-Chee cards were different from their Topps counterparts, usually when a player was traded. My favorite is the 1984 O-Pee-Chee Pete Rose: Now with Expos.
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:30 PM (#4360093)
As for the 1979 cello packs...I have a distinct memory of my grandmother buying me one of those in a K-Mart and getting a Jim Rice. I think that may have been the first pack of cards I ever opened. I had some hand-me-downs from my brothers, but that was my own personal first pack. Memories are flooding back...
   10. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4360097)
Well, it's official. ARod is hooked on heroin.


No, you're thinking of the Reagans.
   11. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4360102)
It looks like Dmitri Young sold a PSA 10 1979 Ozzie Smith for close to $20,000. Only 4 have been graded 10. Perhaps the price is slightly inflated because it came from Da Meat Hook and proceeds went to charity, but whew.
   12. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:43 PM (#4360112)
Well, I can certainly see why a straight arrow like A-Rod wouldn't have wanted to visit The Bosch Clinic.
   13. ursus arctos Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4360119)
I always considered this 1970 set to be the nadir of Topps design during my collecting days.

The 69 Bosch is much superior.
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4360120)
I wonder if Robert Fick and Dmitri Young would have a problem with this.
   15. fra paolo Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4360142)
I always considered this 1970 set to be the nadir of Topps design during my collecting days.

When did Bud Selig become an owner?
   16. RJ in TO Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:08 PM (#4360146)
I always considered this 1970 set to be the nadir of Topps design during my collecting days.

The 69 Bosch is much superior.


He seems to have a naturally puzzled expression, like someone has just asked him to do some calculus.
   17. Nasty Nate Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:11 PM (#4360152)
Chris Bosh never should have taken his talents to South Beach...
   18. McCoy Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:17 PM (#4360161)
Earlier in the year I got into an old card kick and bought several boxes of unopened mid 80's Topps baseball cards. I believe they 1984 through 1987. Lots of fun and I believe they cost around an average of 50 bucks on Ebay.
   19. Tom Nawrocki Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:20 PM (#4360163)
I always considered this 1970 set to be the nadir of Topps design during my collecting days.


That was the first set I remember seeing. I was just a wee toddler, but that was when my older brother started collecting.

I thought they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen.
   20. Dale Sams Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:42 PM (#4360195)
I thought this was an Onion headline with the joke being that "AROD is a PED".
   21. zonk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:50 PM (#4360204)
So - I really wonder if those 70s/80s/90s cards are EVER going to be valuable...

Lots of the 50s/60s cards were mass over-produced, too -- but they sort of got thinned out before selling cards became the rage.

I guess what I'm really hoping is that more and more people quit holding on to their damn now-worthless cardboard and one day - mine will enjoy a bit of scarcity!
   22. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:03 PM (#4360224)
I thought this was an Onion headline with the joke being that "AROD is a PED".


I've been waiting for the "A-ROD IS A PED-PHILE" one.
   23. Dale Sams Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:04 PM (#4360225)
I thought that the pre-74 cards had series that were rarer at the end of the number run?

edit: also Zonk, I wonder the same thing about my comics.
   24. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:09 PM (#4360230)
Rarity doesn't necessarily mean valuable. I have a Cristobal Torriente card of which there are only 4 or 5 in existence and I'm not going to retire on it or anything. There needs to be a market, too. Baby Boomers really drove up the market on baseball cards but I wonder if Gen Xers and younger generations are going to care as much.
   25. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:10 PM (#4360232)
I have a Cristobal Torriente card of which there are only 4 or 5 in existence


Well, ####. Now I kind of want one.
   26. McCoy Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:12 PM (#4360235)
I guess what I'm really hoping is that more and more people quit holding on to their damn now-worthless cardboard and one day - mine will enjoy a bit of scarcity!

The problem is that there is still so many of those baseball cards floating around in unopen packs and boxes that it is going to take a really really long time for that to happen.

It still amuses me to this day that that at certain points in time certain cards from the 1980's surged in value. I still remember when Ryne Sandberg's rookie card soared to 73 dollars or so after he signed his big contract even though those cards are about as common as cockroaches.
   27. zonk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:13 PM (#4360237)

Well, ####. Now I kind of want one.


And the market grows.

Baby Boomers really drove up the market on baseball cards but I wonder if Gen Xers and younger generations are going to care as much.


So - screwed by the Boomers again!

I hope you're happy, 'Greatest Generation' -- your kids are continually making a mess of life for your grandchildren.
   28. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:15 PM (#4360239)
And the market grows.

I just need to go to every website in the world and soon and I'll be rich!
   29. Famous Original Joe C Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:19 PM (#4360244)
Rarity doesn't necessarily mean valuable. I have a Cristobal Torriente card of which there are only 4 or 5 in existence and I'm not going to retire on it or anything. There needs to be a market, too. Baby Boomers really drove up the market on baseball cards but I wonder if Gen Xers and younger generations are going to care as much.


Nope.
   30. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:25 PM (#4360251)
Baby Boomers really drove up the market on baseball cards but I wonder if Gen Xers and younger generations are going to care as much.

Rookie cards of popular players from the 1980s and early 90s are still strong sellers. I hustle cards on the side for extra cash, and I consistently sell certain rookie cards at close to full book value. And very very few cards go for whatever Beckett says they go for.
   31. silhouetted by the sea Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:48 PM (#4360284)
I did a search for the Cristobal Torriente card and found this site-lots of great pictures.

http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?102913-Negro-Leagues-Historic-Photographic-Archive

Not sure why it did not come out as a link, but then I know very little about computers.
   32. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:50 PM (#4360285)
The texts, the source said, usually came late at night, telling Anthony Bosch to come to the house. Bosch would then head to the waterfront mansion on Biscayne Bay,


Were these injections of the hot beef variety?
   33. Dale Sams Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4360326)
Going off ebay, i would say a 1972 complete set with average cards would cost about $700. Ex-MT of course go higher. That's the only set i know anything about cause it's the only one I tried to collect as an adult. There are also few rookie cards of note in that set. Fisk maybe being the best, just going off memory.
   34. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: February 01, 2013 at 06:31 PM (#4360384)
Shouldn't even anonymous sources be identified as "friend of Bosch" or "worker at the clinic" or something?

"Friend of Bosch" sounds like a vaguely unsavory euphemism for...something.

The dictionary entry would look something like this:

Friend of Bosch (frend uv bosh) n. A disreputable person or thing. Sally always said Jim was a friend of Bosch! (origin unknown; perhaps from Old English fren of bosh or perhaps Middle High German frain du bossh)
   35. dirk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 07:44 PM (#4360426)
As for the 1979 cello packs...I have a distinct memory of my grandmother buying me one of those in a K-Mart and getting a Jim Rice. I think that may have been the first pack of cards I ever opened. I had some hand-me-downs from my brothers, but that was my own personal first pack. Memories are flooding back...


this reminds me of a trip to a card store on a vacation in baltimore when i was 10. my mom bought me a couple of fleer packs the guy behind the counter suggested may contain the infamous billy ripken error card. i opened them in the store and, lo and behold, there it was! i remember running up and down the aisles yelling, "mom, i got the #### face! i got the #### face!
   36. AJMcCringleberry Posted: February 01, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4360451)
I like how this issue is just glossed over. Sure, it makes no sense given what we've already told you about what was going on, but let's just move on to more anonymously sourced juiciness.

The best part of the Manti Te'o story is that it showed how shitty sports reporting is.
   37. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 10:17 PM (#4360484)
Dirk that had to be an awesome feeling. I would love to ow. One of those just cause it rocks
   38. dirk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 10:59 PM (#4360503)
all you need is $10 dollars and an ebay account. i think all the cards i coveted as a kid are worth less now than when i first got them. hopefully they will be a curiosity for my little boy and will start him on the road to baseball nerddom.
   39. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 01, 2013 at 11:11 PM (#4360508)
all you need is $10 dollars and an ebay account. i think all the cards i coveted as a kid are worth less now than when i first got them.

This is very true. Sometimes I drunk-ebay and buy 3 Wade Boggs rookie cards for something like $9. The #### face card will run you about $20, though.
   40. Lassus Posted: February 01, 2013 at 11:14 PM (#4360511)
I want a set of baseball cards illustrated by Hieronymous Bosch.
   41. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: February 01, 2013 at 11:53 PM (#4360525)
The Marlins should take A-Rod off the Yankees hands.
   42. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 02, 2013 at 02:19 AM (#4360554)
It's the least they could do, really.
   43. boteman is here Posted: February 02, 2013 at 04:52 AM (#4360569)
Were these injections of the hot beef variety?

If they were I can see why A-Rod would be extremely upset about the guy drawing blood.

I wonder if this turns into a full-on witch hunt with the harsh spotlights focused squarely on A-Rod, while the other athletes mentioned slowly exit, stage left.
   44. Leroy Kincaid Posted: February 02, 2013 at 09:35 AM (#4360583)
Over the past 3 years I've purchased unopened packs (1980 - 1987) from Ebay on the cheap and still haven't opened most of them. I bid on '79 Topps numerous times but was always outbid. My $10 max probably had a lot to do with that.
   45. Jay Z Posted: February 02, 2013 at 11:28 AM (#4360619)
I want a set of baseball cards illustrated by Hieronymous Bosch.


Hipgnosis for me.

   46. Zach Posted: February 02, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4360706)
Having just finished Tyler Hamilton's book on doping in cycling, I wonder if Arod might be micro dosing. Instead of injecting into muscle or fat, you put a smaller amount directly into the vein. That way, it's detectable for a shorter period.
   47. Dan Posted: February 02, 2013 at 02:42 PM (#4360746)
Having just finished Tyler Hamilton's book on doping in cycling, I wonder if Arod might be micro dosing. Instead of injecting into muscle or fat, you put a smaller amount directly into the vein. That way, it's detectable for a shorter period.


He'd need injections far more often than once every two weeks like the article claimed if this were the case.
   48. Zach Posted: February 02, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4360767)
Depends on what they're injecting, I guess. In Hamilton's book, the cyclists did testosterone and EPO microdosing themselves, and didn't need to find a major vein.

I wonder what drugs require you to find a vein? He's not getting transfusions, is he?

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