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Alex Rodriguez Likely Has Been Using Steroids Since High School

You knew it was only a matter of time before Alex Rodriguez got his name back in the news — and not because of his recovery from hip surgery. Selena Roberts’ book on A-Rod is set to be released in the near future, so to drum up some interest she’s leaked a few juicy details to the New York Daily News. One of the details is that A-Rod’s Yankee teammates nicknamed him “bitch tits” because that’s what he developed in ’05 (likely because of steroids use). The most important detail, the one I knew was going to come out before long, absolutely destroys A-Rod’s P.R. strategy for managing his positive steroids test from ’03. While A-Rod tried to say he only used while with the Rangers from ’01-’03, the book says he’s full of crap:

[Jose] Canseco said he believes Rodriguez’s steroid use goes back to his teens, when he was a high school standout in Miami.

“Was he on steroids in high school?” he said. “I think probably so. I worked out with him when he was 18. He could lift almost as much as I could.”

Rodriguez put on 25 pounds of muscle between his sophomore and junior years, and word was that his connection was a dog kennel owner. A former high school teammate told Roberts the future No.1 MLB draft pick was on steroids and his coach knew it. Another student said the son of coach Rich Hofman admitted he saw Rodriguez use steroids.

As for the people who aren’t bothered by steroids use, there’s an allegation that A-Rod tipped pitches to opponents, hoping they’d do the same for him when he really needed a hit to pad his stats. Classic A-Rod — caring more about his stats than his team. That says everything you’ll ever need to know about his character (as if we didn’t already know what a giant piece of crap he is). Anyone who believed that A-Rod’s roid use was limited to the Rangers years was naive and ignorant. Any high schooler who can lift as much as Canseco likely was on something. Oh yeah, this also destroys the notion that A-Rod’s a natural talent who’s been good ever since high school. There goes that argument.

A-Rod Breaks Out the A-Game for Hooker

Hmm, where have I seen this before? Seriously, who isn’t Alex Rodriguez dating these days? With all the stories about the time he puts into sealing the deal with chicks off the field, it really makes you wonder how Alex Rodriguez even has time to practice and train for his profession. The latest from the New York Daily News says A-Rod used the same hooker service that Eliot Spitzer used. A-Fraud apparently used the service at least a half-dozen times before he pursued a relationship with the madam who ran the whole thing, Kristin Davis. A source said:

“He kept trying to reach Kristin. Kristin wouldn’t talk to most of the clients, but she said she’d call him back. She told me, ‘Don’t worry about sending him another girl. I’m going to go over there and have drinks with him, hold his hand. He spends a lot of money.’ ”

Though Davis’ agencies typically charged clients more than $1,000 an hour, Davis told a friend: “Alex didn’t pay me . . . I went out with him just because he was so flattering. I couldn’t not give in.”

A-Fraud supposedly sent the madam flowers and bought her jewelry and gifts. He apparently also told her that he used steroids, so you can add one more potential “source” for Selena Roberts who broke the A-Roid story for Sports Illustrated. If this is what we’re getting from the NY Daily News, you can only imagine what Roberts’ book on A-Rod will bring. I wonder what it’s like for Cynthia to read all this. Maybe she’s having a second divorce of the heart. Honestly, how does he even have time for baseball with all these distractions?

Image via The Sporting Blog

Alex Rodriguez Thinks There’s Nobody Better Looking than Alex Rodriguez

I guess Alex Rodriguez is lacking the filter most players have that keeps them from doing stupid things you know will result in merciless mocking. How else you can explain the following picture that appear in Details Magazine? Cue the Zoolander “I can’t help that I’m ridiculously good-looking” music:

I wonder what his teammates are going to about his cute red bracelet. In case that wasn’t enough for you, the yoga pose and mattress sitting pictures were pretty cute, too. By the way, I know we’ve already been down the “How dumb can Alex Rodriguez be?” road before, but why the eff would he have a photo shoot to show off his muscles when we all know they were steroid-induced? Is this guy really paying people lots of money to advise him to do these things?

Why Is ESPN Still Running A-Rod World Baseball Classic Commercials?

I’ve been wondering about this question the past week considering the blitzkrieg of WBC press by ESPN lately. First of all, don’t get me started on the World Baseball Classic to begin with — we get to watch the best players in the entire world compete 162 times from April-September in something called Major League Baseball, what good does the WBC serve besides tiring out my team’s pitching staff? Anyway, every time I see the ESPN WBC commercial play (which I’ll admit is pretty cool in a nationalistic sense), I wonder why they would choose Alex Rodriguez — an admitted steroids user, not to mention a U.S. citizen — as the player to represent the Dominican Republic. Yes, this admitted cheater is now headlining the WBC as a representative for a country where he wasn’t even born. Here’s the commercial in case you’ve missed it:

Of all the players on the Dominican Republic roster — superstars like David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, and Jose Reyes — you pick the admitted cheat who wasn’t even born in the freaking country? And what kind of slap in the face is that to the U.S.? As we were discussing on The Arnie Spanier Show on Sporting News Radio Wednesday, why would a guy who was born in the U.S. and has made like $300 million here, choose to represent the D.R. in the WBC, especially considering he played for the U.S. team last time? It’s bad enough seeing this guy used as a “face” in advertising a product considering his latest admission, but it’s rubbing salt in the wound by having A-Rod draped in a Dominican Republic jersey. I’m very surprised that ESPN not only continued to run the commercial, but that they didn’t just splice in a new player to represent the Dominican while leaving the rest of the commercial the same. It’s highly disappointing and makes me wonder why they decided to pick him for the spot and why they continued to run it even after the steroids issue.

Steroids in Baseball Don’t Matter

This is written by site contributor, John Ramey. Ramey works at KNX 1070 in Los Angeles as a sports anchor and web editor. He’s also an accomplished musician. He has been known to contribute passionate articles to LBS when the moment strikes.

Alex Rodriguez took performance enhancing drugs now banned and punishable by the rules of major league baseball.

As a baseball devotee and a human being, I implore you to take a breath.

This, nor any other performance enhancing behaviors of other players, is cause for concern. Here’s why:

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A-Rod Truly Is A-Fraud

This guy is so sickening. It was bad enough that he lied face-to-face to Katie Couric and the American public on TV, but the fact that Alex Rodriguez feels he needs to cheat to get better shows his lack of confidence and how insecure he is about his ability. Is it really that much about the money? Why, if Alex was that talented and supposedly that hard of a worker ever since his high school days, would he need to cheat to get ahead? Was he not already one of the best players ever? Was he not going to make enough money? Just like he cheated on his wife, he cheated on the game I love and the game he supposedly loves. Well screw Alex Rodriguez — he definitely doesn’t love the game the same way you or I do. If he did, he wouldn’t stoop so low as to cheat it. Why do you think he chokes in the playoffs and in every big spot? It’s because the baseball gods know. The game knows. The game rewards the pitcher that trains cleanly and without steroids. It punishes guys like A-Rod for cheating, embarrassing him in the biggest situations.

It’s too damn bad, just too damn effing bad that not enough of these selfish mothers out there don’t appreciate and love the game the way you or I do. If they did, they wouldn’t have been blinded by the dollar or the need to compete to cheat it. 104 players testing positive for performance-enhancers out of 750 in the majors, that’s 14% at the least. What an effing joke. And to think guys felt they needed to take steroids just to keep up, to compete at a level playing field? What jerkoffs. To think there isn’t a trickle-down effect all the way to the high school level is ignorant. To think that the kid who got cut from his high school team wouldn’t consider juicing to make the team is ignorant. To think the kid on J.V. wouldn’t consider using to make it to varsity is ignorant. To think the kid on varsity trying to make it to D-III isn’t considering using is ignorant. Same for the D-III kid trying to get to D-I ball, and the D-I bench warmer to D-I starter, and the D-I starter to getting drafted in the minor leagues. Every single player from 16-46 thinks they need that extra boost to not only get better, but to be on an even playing field. And that’s the freaking problem.

If steroids and these performance-enhancers were good for the body, they’d be legal. But they’re not. They’re despicable substances that alter the balances in your body and cause people to roid rage, commit suicide, and die young. You think it’s a coincidence all the Steelers players are dying before the age of 60? Think again. It’s not all the Cheerios they were eating in the morning that’s killing them.

If people can’t see the reason steroids and performance-enhancers are bad, if people are overlooking how bad it is for A-Fraud and 103 other players in 2003 to be cheating was, then they are effing clueless. Any wonder why the economy is in the crapper and Wall Street fell apart? The same reason most of these major leaguers took steroids — they wanted to make more money. Greed is killing this country and there’s no sense of honor, dignity, or integrity left. How can you flat out lie to the American public on national TV having known that you failed a steroids test? How much more of a fraud can you be?

A-Rod can have his $252 million contract. Those players could have their jobs in the league. Bobby Estalella could have his gig as a backup catcher in the majors, and Jason Giambi can have his MVP and millions of dollars. All I know is that at the end of the day, some of these players could have invested with Bernie Madoff and wind up with their millions all gone. They’d be like me and you. The only difference is I’d be able to look myself in the mirror knowing I still have my dignity, honor, and integrity. The difference is I know I never had to cheat at my job to get ahead. You can never take away my integrity, but for A-Rod, nothing will ever change that he is indeed 100% a fraud.

A-Rod Lied Face-to-Face on 60 Minutes

Remember these famous last words? “I have never used steroids. Period. I don’t know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never. The reference to me in Mr. Canseco’s book is absolutely false. I am against the use of steroids.” Yeah. How’d that work out for you Rafael Palmeiro? Apparently Alex Rodriguez is trying to join his former Rangers teammate by living in lying infamy. Check out this interview A-Fraud conducted with 60 Minutes in ’07:

You’re putting me in a tough spot … these are my teammates, my friends. Oh yeah? This is YOU we’re talking about. Who’s the fraud now, huh? This would put a black eye on the game? You’re the one putting the black eye on the game. Did you think you were just going to scoot through this without anyone finding out? Maybe this is why he’s supported Barry Bonds throughout the negativity. And I’ll always say it — be leery of anyone who defends a juicer; it probably means he’s juicing, too.