Tony Bosch: Alex Rodriguez’s top concern was hitting 800 home runs
Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch sat down for a revealing interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, during which he discussed Alex Rodriguez and his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs. Bosch detailed some of the exchanges he had with A-Rod and tried shed some light on the New York Yankees slugger’s motives. One of them, Bosch says, was to become the first and only member of the 800-home run club.
Bosch claimed Rodriguez carefully studied the substances he was using in an attempt to achieve perfect results.
“Alex cared. Alex wanted to know,” Bosch told interviewer Scott Pelley, via the NY Daily News. “He would study the product. He would study the substances. He would study the dosages, because he wanted to achieve all his human performance or in this case, sports performance, objectives. And the most important one was the 800 home run club.”
While we have no way of knowing if Bosch is telling the truth, very few people would argue that A-Rod is a team player. It wouldn’t exactly come as a shock that his main objective was surpassing Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record of 762 rather than winning multiple championships.