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Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

Posted on: February 10, 2009 4:50 pm
 

who in the heII am I to judge him.

I hate that he lied about roids.  I hate when any athlete lies about PED's.  It's the ultimate slap in the face to the spirit of competition and sportsmanship.  It disgust me and pisses me off tremendously, but I have to give A-Rod a little bit of credit.

It took some balls to sit there with Gammons and tell the truth (at least part of it).  I cannot imagine the pressure that a young man would feel being the highest paid player in the history of a sport.  I can see how that would make a young man think about trying to get an edge to live up to all the HYPE.  I can see how the temptation might be overwhelming with an entire franchise asking you to carry it and a locker room full of teammates doing drugs.

All I can say is I won't judge A-Rod and he did earn a slight bit of respect from me for talking about his shady past.

Category: MLB
Tags: A-Rod, Drugs
 
Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 9:30 am
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

Oh, I forgot Sammy................no hablo ingles, and Clemens "misrememberings".




Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 8:37 am
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

Well of course what he did was wrong, but when he gave the urine samples, along with the other baseball players he was told that it would be anonymous, and it wouldn't leak out. It did, which I believe wronged A-Rod. I do give him some credit because of the earlier steroid guys like Clemson, Palmeiro, etc. that went on Capital Hill, and refused to admit and a lot of them got caught later.  




Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 12:00 am
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

Badgers....this is what's fugged up about arguing either side of this:  It's so freakin greasy, that what's right and wrong gets so blurry!  You say that the leaking of the results was the "wrong" done here...I say the PED-use was.  2 wrongs don't make a right?  How about 3, 4, 5, or 6???

Then...A-Rods balls dropped, apparently, ONLY after the leakage of info occurred.  I give him NO credit, respect, or benefit of any doubt, that he's doing anything but damage control, with PR handlers in the wings, ready with the cattle prod, if need be.  And it seems to have worked...many people, like you guys, are giving him even a little respect for it.  I'm not.  And like I've said...I'm an A-Rod fan, I've been a Yankee fan since I was 9.  I want him to have a HUGE, DRUG FREE year in '09! 

I know it may seem like I have a strong opinion on this, but I really am just pretty numb to it I guess...which is sad.

Where have you gone, Donnie Baseball?!?!




Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 11:09 pm
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

A-Rod got screwed by the MLB. When he gave the test in 2003, it was told that it would anonymous, and it wouldn't be told to anybody. But he was completely stabed in the back when they leaked this out, but didn't do the same to the other 103 guys that got caught using steroids. Now I don't think the other guys that also tested positive should be released as well because 2 wrongs don't make a right, but I can't help feel for the guy. Still, I give him credit for what he did because most of these guys don't have the balls to do this. From what I've heard from a baseball writer that votes for the HOF, A-Rod is pretty much hated by most of the media, and he think thats it now might take A-Rod 20 years after he's retired to get into the Hall, interestingly he believes in the end though that all of the steroid guys will get in.




Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 9:34 pm
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

I agree with what you are saying vshman, but he is still the only one who has sat down in front of a camera and been as candid about what he did.  You don't see any of the other liars willing to at least say the words that they did PED's.  "Stuff" is the only thing that Giambi admitted to.  Bonds.............isht that dude would rather eat a turd on national television than admit to what every single person with a brain already knows.  Big Mac.............crickets.  Palmeiro...........what a joke.  Sheffield...................somethi

ng about a river in Egypt comes to mind.  At least A-Rod sat down and said the words no matter what his motivation was.  That deserves some respect IMO. 

Let's put it this way on Sunday I had very little respect for A-Rod and now on Tuesday I have a little respect for A-Rod.




Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 8:20 pm
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

I gotta disagree with ya here, Maestro.  Don't think A-Rod hasn't watched how his colleagues Palmeiro, Clemens, Bonds, and others have burned by society's stake for fighting back.  They're cheaters for um... cheating, idiots... for lying when everyone knows better, and arrogant, cheating, idiots for trying to keep the lie alive still.   What ARod is doing now is very calculated, coached, and just as oiled (slimed) as any PR machine could outline for him.  What does America want from athletes that were caught?  Say "Yes, I did it".  But what's his alternative?  Lie to Peter Gammons, and end up looking as deep in denial as Monty Python's Black Knight with a "flesh wound..."

It's all just polished sh*#....but it stinks all the same.

BTW....I'm an A-Rod fan.

 




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 5:11 pm
 

Look I can't stand A-Rod, but.................

Nobody should judge because nobody has been in his shoes.  I do question if he 100% stopped in '03, but we'll probably never know.  The real question is how they handle him and the entire Steroid Hall of Fame team like Palmeiro, McGuire, Rodriguez, Clemens, and the rest that have been or will be called out and have the numbers to join the games greatest. 

It is an era in baseball that needed some juice (pun fully intended), and baseball looked the other way.  The era should be allowed into the hall without asterisks, but perhaps with notations about the Steroid Era.



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