Monday, February 9, 2009
A-Rod Shows Class.... Makes the Smart Move
Alex Rodriguez in an interview with Peter Gammons admitted to doing steroids and was regretful and apologetic for doing so.
A-Rod said he did steroids from 2001 through 2003. If this is true, he never did steroids during a time where he would be punished by the MLB.
However, this was an incredibly smart move by A-Rod to admit and apologize for using steroids.
If we compare Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens with Jason Giambi and Andy Pettitte, we see a huge difference. (By the way this was also discussed on Sports Heaven with Mark and Evan after the interview with Bob Papa.)
But bottom line is, Clemens and Bonds continue to deny deny deny and they make appearance after appearance in court and their image is awful.
What do you still hear about Giambi and Pettitte? The answer is nothing. Sure they may be looked upon a little bit differently, but when you come out and apologize you look a lot better.
A-Rod is now in the same boat as Pettitte and Giambi and Yankee fans will be happy to know that (at least if A-Rod is telling the truth), he never did steroids as a Yankee.
Excellent job by A-Rod.
There is still question however about his image as he put up big numbers in those 3 years. But he also has had big numbers in other years and as a Yankee. But hey, just 3 years in the early 2000's? I wouldn't necessarily give him and easy pass, but I do believe he only did steroids during the time period he mentioned and any other numbers he puts up are 100% legitimate.
This admittance should take some of the pressure and heckling off of A-Rod.
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